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Level: PhD
Duty: Research
Linguistic Field: Applied Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Cognitive Science
Application Deadline: 26-Apr-2013
Supporting Institution: Northumbria University
LL Issue: 24.1330
Posted: 18-Mar-2013
Support Description: The Faculty of Arts, Design and Social Sciences at Northumbria University is offering a number of full-time PhD studentships to commence during September/October 2013. The division of Linguistics and English Language in the Department of Humanities is inviting applications from applicants who have a broad interest in corpus linguistics, cognitive linguistics, discourse analysis, sociolinguistics and applied linguistics. We particularly welcome applications from students interested in cognitive approaches to discourse analysis (including empirical/experimental work) and corpus-based investigations of spoken language. Successful applicants normally receive: A fee waiver (up to the home/EU fee level) for three years full time A full RCUK stipend level of £13,726 per annum for three years (full time) Research studentship holders normally hold at least a first or upper second undergraduate degree in a relevant subject from a British higher education institution, or equivalent. For further information and details of the application process please see http://www.northumbria.ac.uk/researchandconsultancy/graduateschool/studentships/ Informal enquiries regarding research topics can be addressed to Professor Regina Weinert at regina.weinert Linguist List northumbria.ac.uk Applications should be submitted by email to: Scott Burdon at az.pgr Linguist List northumbria.ac.uk or by post to: Scott Burdon Research & Enterprise Development 122 Lipman Building Northumbria University Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8ST Deadline for Applications: 26 April 2013 Interviews will take place during May 2013 and offers made by 21 June 2013, to start during September or October 2013.
Application Web Address: http://www.northumbria.ac.uk/researchandconsultancy/graduateschool/studentships/
Contact Information: Prof. Regina Weinert regina.weinert@northumbria.ac.uk