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Wed Feb 15 2012

Jobs: Syntax: PhD Studentships, University of Cambridge

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        1.     Ian Roberts , Syntax: PhD Studentships, University of Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom

Message 1: Syntax: PhD Studentships, University of Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
Date: 15-Feb-2012
From: Ian Roberts <igr20cam.ac.uk>
Subject: Syntax: PhD Studentships, University of Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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University or Organization: University of Cambridge
Department: Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics
Job Location: Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
Web Address: http://www.mml.cam.ac.uk/jobs/PhD_Linguistics.pdf
Job Rank: PhD Studentships

Specialty Areas: Syntax


Applications are invited for 3 PhD studentships covering the period 1
October 2012 to 30 September 2015, working under the general
supervision of Prof. Ian Roberts in the Faculty of Modern & Medieval
Languages (although each student will in fact be assigned to a 4-member
PhD committee). This award has become available as a result of an ERC
Advanced Grant "Rethinking Comparative Syntax" (see
http://www.mml.cam.ac.uk/dtal/research/recos/). Successful applicants for
these awards are expected to begin PhD study on 1 October 2012 and will
receive a student stipend sufficient to meet the fees and maintenance

Qualification Requirements:
Candidates should hold or be in the process of obtaining a Master's
degree (or equivalent) in Linguistics, with a specialisation in Syntax, and
have attained or expect to obtain a mark of distinction. Excellent writing
skills in English and knowledge of some language(s) other than English
are desirable. Eligible candidates must submit an advanced proposal of
research relevant to the "Rethinking Comparative Syntax" project,
specifying how their research would contribute to the typological and
theoretical goals of the project. Applicants are encouraged to look at the
project website (http://www.mml.cam.ac.uk/dtal/research/recos/) to identify
one or more areas of research to which they feel they would be able to
contribute via their doctoral work. Applicants can be from the UK, EU or

Application Procedure:
Applications should be made directly to the Faculty of Modern & Medieval
Languages. Successful candidates will subsequently be asked to make a
formal application through the Board of Graduate Studies. Applications
should be made on the University graduate application form (GRADSAF),
available at:
and include the following supporting documents:
- 2 academic references
- Transcripts or degree certificates
- English Language Score Report (if English is not your first language)
- 500-1000 word research proposal

Completed applications should be emailed or posted to Ms Siobhán
Carew at the application address below, tel: (01223) 335010, email:
sw334cam.ac.uk, by the closing date of 14 March 2012. Incomplete
applications will not be considered.

In the Research Statement, candidates are required to outline their original
research proposal and explain how it will fit the Project, "Rethinking
Comparative Syntax". Applicants should specify Professor Ian Roberts as
supervisor on their application forms and are encouraged to contact
Professor Roberts (igr20cam.ac.uk) to discuss the ERC project,
Cambridge College selection, and their applications.

For full details of these positions and also of the application procedure,
please see: http://www.mml.cam.ac.uk/jobs/PhD_Linguistics.pdf

Application Deadline: 14-Mar-2012
Mailing Address for Applications:
Ms Siobhán Carew
Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages
Sidgwick Avenue
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB3 9DA
United Kingdom
Email Address for Applications: sw334cam.ac.uk
Contact Information:
Prof. Ian Roberts
Email: igr20cam.ac.uk

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