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FYI: Salford MA/Diploma in Applied Ling, ESRC Studentships

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  2. "Li Wei", ESRC Studentships

Message 1: Salford MA/Diploma in Applied Linguistics

Date: 8 Mar 95 14:12
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Subject: Salford MA/Diploma in Applied Linguistics

University of Salford, Greater Manchester, UK
Research and Graduate College

MA/Diploma in Applied Linguistics

General course description:
This is a modular, credit-based course, usually taken on a part-time basis.
The minimum registration period is normally two academic years, and the
maximum normally five years. The average length of study tends to be two and
a half to three years. Modules are taught on week-day evenings over a single

Accreditation and course structure:
MA students have to accumulate 48 credits; diploma students 36. Each module
has a credit value of 6. The dissertation has a credit value of 12.
MA students must complete 6 modules and submit a dissertation. Diploma
students must complete 6 modules. All students must attend an induction course.
MA students must, in addition, attend a research methods course.

Of the 6 modules, at least 4 must be from the list of core modules, but
students may opt to take 5 or all 6 modules from this list. Up to 2 modules
may be taken from the list of additional modules. Currently, the following
modules are available.

Core modules:
Introductory Linguistics - Christopher Lyons
Translation Studies - Myriam Salama Carr
Second Language Acquisition - Richard Towell
Bilingulism - Charlotte Hoffmann
Pragmatics - Stephen Thomas
Sociolinguistics - Mike Holt
The Pragmatics of Style - Leo Hickey
French Descriptive Linguistics - Jean-Pierre Mailhac
Topics in Syntactic Theory - Paul Rowlett
Applied Text Linguistics - Said Faiq

Additional modules:
French Interpreting
Advanced French Translation
German Interpreting
Advanced German Translation
Spanish Interpreting
Advanced Spanish Translation
Extended Translation (not a taught module)

Course organisation:
The programme is organised on a term-based timetable, beginning in autumn.
Each module usually takes up 30 teaching hours, followed by an examination.
The induction course takes place in the autumn before module teaching begins.
All students must attend this course. MA students must also attend a research
methods course which normally takes place immediately prior to summer term

MA students embark on a dissertation, under supervision, after completing
their final module. It should be up to 15,000 words in length and normally
on a topic which falls within the area of one of the core modules. Most
students take between 3 and 8 months to complete and write up their research.

Most modules are assessed by a combination of examination and contintuous
assessment which may take the form of a project, one or two essays or
translations. The element of continuous assessment varies from module to
module but does not exceed 50 per cent of the overall mark.

For further information and/or an application form, please write to:
The Course Tutor
MA/Diploma in Applied Linguistics
Department of Modern Languages
University of Salford
Salford GB-M5 4WT
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)161 745 5990

or send an e-mail message to:
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Message 2: ESRC Studentships

Date: Wed, 8 Mar 1995 12:52:52 GESRC Studentships
From: "Li Wei" <>
Subject: ESRC Studentships

ESRC Studentships & Postgraduate Research Opportunities in the
Department of Speech, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

Applications are invited for postgraduate research leading to a PhD
degree. Successful candidates will join one of the following research

a) Clinical Linguistics - acquired disorders: Professor R. Lesser, Dr N.
Miller, Dr M. Kennedy, Dr L. Perkins, Dr A, Whitworth
b) Clinical Linguistics - developmental disorders: Dr K.
Mogford-Bevan, Dr T. Klee, Mrs J. Sadler
c) Bilingualism and Language Contact: Dr Li Wei, Dr N. Miller, Dr
D. Walshaw
d) Phonological Variation and Change: Professor L. Milroy, Professor
J. Milroy, Dr G. Docherty, Dr D. Walshaw, Dr P. Foulkes
e) Speech Production and Voice: Dr G. Docherty, Mrs I. Horsley, Dr N.
Miller, Mrs J. Salder

The Depart is recognized by the Economic and Social Research Council
(ESRC) of Great Britain for the award of research studentships, both
full-time and part-time. Candidates must be British or EU nationals
and hold or expect to hold by October, 1995 a minimum of an upper
socond class hours degree.

We also offer the following Taught Postgraudate Programmes:

MA in Applied Linguistics & Bilingualism
MEd in Child Language & Language Disability
MSc in Neuropsycholinguistics
MSc in Language Pathology

Some University studetnships are available for outstanding

For further information and application forms, please contact

Postgraduate Research Coordinator
Department of Speech
University of Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 7RU, Great Britain
Fax: +44 (0)191 222 6518

Applicants who wish to be considered for an ESRC studentship must
contact us by 31st March, 1995.
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