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LINGUIST List 23.2499

Fri May 25 2012

Jobs: Phonetics; Psycholing; Clinical Ling: Two PhD Studentships (fees and support), Queen Margaret U

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Date: 23-May-2012
From: James Scobbie <jscobbieqmu.ac.uk>
Subject: Phonetics; Psycholinguistics; Clinical Linguistics: Two PhD Studentships (fees and support), Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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University or Organization: Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh
Department: Speech and Hearing Sciences
Job Location: Scotland, United Kingdom
Web Address: http://www.qmu.ac.uk/casl/
Job Rank: Two PhD Studentships (fees and support)

Specialty Areas: Phonetics; Psycholinguistics; Sociolinguistics; Clinical Linguistics


We invite applications for two PhD bursaries, starting September 2012 for 3
years. Applicants may come from any relevant degree course (Masters' level

Proposals relating to any of our existing core research areas will be
considered, with priority given to clinical and clinically-related research for at
least one of the bursaries.
- Speech Sciences - contact jscobbieqmu.ac.uk
- Language Impairment - contact aclarkqmu.ac.uk
- Audiology - contact jwhiteqmu.ac.uk

Some additional new areas of interest include reaction time and speech
articulation in a range of clinical populations, Specific Language Impairment
and young offenders, clinical sociolinguistics, and articulation-therapy (EPG
or ultrasound) for speakers with hearing impairment.

We have world-class phonetics laboratories with a range of video ultrasound,
high-speed ultrasound, EPG, two linked Carsten's EMA (at ESPF), video and
acoustic analysis possibilities, as well as excellent links with clinical
colleagues and academic researchers at other institutions in Edinburgh, and
Articulate Instruments Ltd.

Full training in the use of relevant experimental and laboratory techniques will
be provided.

Details of current CASL research publications can be found online at:

and projects/research areas at:

Successful candidates will receive:
- Full waiver of tuition fees
- An annual stipend of £11,500 for 3 years
- £2000 over the course of the project for research expenses and travel

- Must be willing to be resident within reach of Edinburgh.
- May come from the UK or any other country.
- Must have strong communication skills in both written and spoken English.

Institution details and how to apply can be found at the application URL

Qualified Speech and Language Therapists and Audiologists are encouraged
to apply.

QMU is one of the Scottish hosts of the 2015 International Congress of
Phonetic Sciences, to be held in Glasgow, during the period of these
studentships, and the city of Edinburgh offers a fantastic context for doctoral
research in Linguistics, as well as being a beautiful city. The city and QMU
are friendly small places where you will find the support and inspiration you
will need to begin a truly innovative research career.

Application Deadline: 07-Jun-2012

Web Address for Applications: http://www.qmu.ac.uk/post_research/bursarycomp.htm
Contact Information:
Prof James Scobbie
Email: jscobbieqmu.ac.uk

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