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Message 1: New Program: Advanced Degrees in Linguistics at Durham, UK

Date: Sun, 24 Jan 93 16:38:11 GMNew Program: Advanced Degrees in Linguistics at Durham, UK
From: <Durham.Linguisticsdurham.ac.uk>
Subject: New Program: Advanced Degrees in Linguistics at Durham, UK

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 ADVANCED DEGREES IN LINGUISTICS AT

 THE UNIVERSITY OF DURHAM
 SCHOOL OF ENGLISH AND LINGUISTICS
 ELVET RIVERSIDE II
 DURHAM DH1 3JT
 ENGLAND

The School of English and Linguistics at the University of Durham newly
offers Ph.D.s (3-4 years) in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics with a
taught component and a new joint Ph.D. in Linguistics and Education. To
implement these new programs, the Linguistics section has been expanded by
four additional faculty members within the past year, and the University's
linguistics collection has been greatly enlarged. Master's Degrees (1 year)
in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics are also available.

FACULTY
 Generative Syntax: J. Emonds, M.O. Tallerman
 Generative Phonology: M. Davenport, S.J. Hannahs
 Language Acquisition: B.D. Schwartz, M. Young-Scholten
 Pragmatics: P. Grundy
 Applied Linguistics/Language Teaching: P. Grundy, M. Young-Scholten
 Early Germanic Languages: A. Squires, J. McKinnell

PROGRAMS
 MA: Courses involve intensive coursework (please write for brochures
 to the address above).

 Ph.D.: Upon acceptance, each student is guaranteed a supervisor. While
 there are no University course requirements for the Ph.D., each
 candidate will follow courses for 2 years--intensively for the 1st
 year--as determined jointly with the supervisor. Each year, 5-6
 advanced, 9 week seminar courses are offered.

 Students who have a BA in linguistics and who have familiarity
 with Generative Grammar are especially encouraged to apply.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE
 A. Teaching Fellowships:
 Ph.D. candidates with language teaching experience can apply for
 Teaching Fellowships. An arrangement has been set up with the
 University's Language Centre, whereby Teaching Fellows may teach
 language (for example, ESL, but others as well) 5-6 contact hours per
 week for 23 weeks.

 Teaching Fellows may alternatively be assigned elementary linguistic
 tutorials.

 In either case, class sizes are 12 students or less, and teaching
 responsibilities do not involve examinations.

 A Teaching Fellow will be given a 4000 GBP (US$ 6400) stipend per year
 in exchange for teaching duties.

 B. Fees and Fee Reductions:
 1. UK/EC student fees, full-time: 2200 GBP (US$ 3500) per year
 Overseas student fees, full-time: 6200 GBP (US$ 10,000) per year

 2. The department automatically nominates top-ranking overseas Ph.D.
 candidates accepted for study in the department for "ORS" grants,
 through which the overseas fee is reduced to the UK/EC fee-level.

 3. The department has obtained a grant to waive UK/EC fees of 2-3 of
 the top-ranking Teaching Fellows (see A above) for 3 years of study.

LIVING EXPENSES
 The department will usually be able to place students pursuing advanced
 degrees in a "college" (inexpensive university-run accommodation, with
 meals available). Monthly rent at a college is typically only about 130
 GBP (US$ 200). Each college signs yearly contracts with residents. One
 typical contract provides 51 weeks of rent and 27 weeks of meals for 2000
 GBP (US$ 3200). This averages out to, say, $50/week for food for 6 months
 and $150/month for rent for the year. While some things are expensive,
 food, local transport, services as well as daily entertainments are not.

DURHAM, THE LOCALE
 Durham is a picturesque and historic small university city on the River
 Wear, with colleges clustered about a Palace Green flanked by its 900 year
 old cathedral and Norman castle. Durham is served by the East Coast Main
 Line (London-Edinburgh), by train 3 hours north of London, one quarter of
 an hour south of Newcastle, and 2 hours south of Edinburgh.

 FOR MORE INFORMATION
 PLEASE CONTACT ONE OF THE FACULTY MEMBERS AT THE ADDRESS ABOVE

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