LINGUIST List 9.520

Fri Apr 3 1998

Jobs: Hindi & Linguistics, Ph.D. student positions

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  1. Paul Carter, Graduate Scholarship in Hindi and Linguistics, York (UK)
  2. Jeroen van de Weijer, Ph.D. student positions

Message 1: Graduate Scholarship in Hindi and Linguistics, York (UK)

Date: Tue, 24 Mar 1998 09:32:55 +0000 (GMT)
From: Paul Carter <>
Subject: Graduate Scholarship in Hindi and Linguistics, York (UK)

Graduate Scholarship in Hindi and Linguistics

We have available from October 1998 a graduate scholarship worth
GBP6298 to cover living expenses and travel. In addition all tuition
fees will be paid. The scholarship is open to native speakers of
Hindi, with a linguistics background, and requires the successful
applicant to register for one of the one year MA taught-courses, the
MA by research or a higher research degree in Linguistics
(MPhil/DPhil). Continuation of the scholarship is subject to
satisfactory academic performance. The recipient of the scholarship
is required to teach for up to 6 hours per week on the Department's
undergraduate Hindi courses.

Research specialisations of the Department cover syntax, semantics,
phonetics, non-segmental approaches to phonology, history of
phonetics/phonology, sociolinguistics of society, language variation
and change. Applicants are not necessarily expected to have research
interests in Hindi.

Anyone interested in this scholarship should contact Mrs C Bennison
(email:, Graduate Secretary in the Department, for an
application form for graduate study. The form should be returned with

(i) a brief curriculum vitae 

(ii) a statement giving details (level, hours per week) of any
teaching experience

to the Graduate Secretary, Dept of Language & Linguistic Science,
University of York, Heslington, York YO1 5DD, UK.

Should you want more details about the Hindi Language and Linguistics
programme, please write to Mahendra Verma at the departmental address
or email him on

Applications should be received by 30 April. Candidates from
universities outside the UK should arrange for transcripts, degree
certificates etc to be sent direct to the University's Graduate Office
together with a formal certified translation into English if the
originals are not in English.

pp Professor J K Local
Head of Department

March 1998
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Message 2: Ph.D. student positions

Date: Tue, 17 Mar 1998 10:40:33 +0100
From: Jeroen van de Weijer <>
Subject: Ph.D. student positions

Holland Institute of Generative Linguistics

The Holland Institute of Generative Linguistics (HIL) is a research
institute of Leiden University, the Universiteit van Amsterdam and the
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Research within the institute focuses on
generative linguistics.

HIL is part of the Dutch national graduate school in linguistics,
LOT. HIL is a training institute for linguistic researchers. From 1
September, 1998, in this context there are positions for

 (reference number: 7/039)

Two students ("AIO"-positions) will be placed at Leiden University and
one ("bursary position") at the University of Amsterdam.

The students will receive a salary or grant. Contingent on good
progress, the position will be renewed for a maximum of four years. In
general, the position will only be given to students who have received
their undergraduate degree no longer than five years ago. For every
student a supervision and training programme will be drawn up
according to the HIL regulations. The research project should result
in a promotion at the participating university.

Applications should be accompanied by a curriculum vitae, two
references, a copy of the doctoral diploma and grade-list, and, if
possible, other relevant written results of the candidate (papers,
articles, and the undergraduate thesis).

HIL graduate students are expected to carry out research projects that
fit in with the HIL research programme. To prepare for an exploratory
interview that HIL will invite short-list candidates for, applicants
are requested to include a short description of the research topic
they are interested in (max. 3 pages).

Students who have not yet obtained their undergraduate degree should
include a statement by their supervisor that they will obtain this
degree before 1 September, and a description of the research topic of
their undergraduate thesis (max. 3 pages).

Further information on the structure of the HIL training and research
programme can be obtained from:

Dr. H.G. van der Hulst, director of HIL, tel. (31) 71 - 527 2105 /

Applications, which should bear the above reference number on envelope
and letter, should be sent before 24 April, 1998 to:

 Directeur-Beheerder van de Faculteit der Letteren
 Cleveringaplaats 1
 Postbus 9515
 2300 RA Leiden
 The Netherlands

In case candidates are of equal qualifications and eligibility, the
position will be bestowed on a female.

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