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Support Announcement:

Level: PhD
Duty: Research,Teaching
Linguistic Field: Computational Linguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Cognitive Science
Application Deadline: 20-Dec-2013
Supporting Institution: McMaster University
Linguistics & Languages
LL Issue: 24.3591
Posted: 13-Sep-2013
Support Description: The Department of Linguistics and Languages at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario welcomes applications from qualified students for the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in the Cognitive Science of Language. This interdisciplinary program includes faculty from Humanities, Science, and Health Sciences. Our strong research focus includes expertise in theoretical linguistics, corpus and computational linguistics, experimental psycholinguistics, clinical linguistics, and cognitive neuroscience of language. The breadth of research areas provides a rich environment for graduate training and allows for flexibility so that students can design their studies around their own areas of interest.

All Ph.D. students complete eight courses and a comprehensive exam, and must show competence in a language other than English. The Ph.D. program ordinarily takes four years to complete. All Ph.D. students receive a funding package of at least $18,000 per year, usually including a teaching assistantship plus a scholarship.

The language, memory and brain Lab conducts research using brain imaging and behavioural measures to investigate language and memory processes, brain injury, second language acquisition, and language impairments.

The reading Lab includes equipment for eye-tracking, behavioural studies, large-scale norming studies, and quantitative analyses of written and spoken corpora.

The Cognitive Science of Language Lecture Series offers ten guest lectures each year by researchers in language and cognition from around the world.

Researchers in the department also maintain productive collaborations with a number of community partners, including the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board, a network of practicing speech-language pathologists and other clinicians, the Hamilton chapter of TESL Ontario, and local communities of native speakers of many languages.

Open House:
Interested students are invited to learn more about the program at an open house, Friday October 4. To indicate your interest in attending the open house or with any further questions, please contact us at the contact email address below.
Application Web Address:
Contact Information: Dr. Catherine Anderson