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Level: PhD
Duty: Research,Teaching
Linguistic Field: Cognitive Science Brain & Cognitive Sciences and Linguistics
Application Deadline: 02-Jan-2013
Supporting Institution: University of Rochester
Brain & Cognitive Sciences, Linguistics
LL Issue: 23.5150
Posted: 10-Dec-2012
Support Description: The department of Brain & Cognitive Sciences and the department of Linguistics at the University of Rochester invite applications from students interested in pursuing a joint PhD in Brain & Cognitive Sciences and Linguistics. The department of Linguistics (http://www.ling.rochester.edu/) combines strengths in formal linguistics--syntax, semantics, pragmatics, phonetics and phonology--with experimental and empirical methodologies. The department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences (http://www.bcs.rochester.edu/) combines strengths in language research--language processing, language acquisition, brain and language--with vision, and neuroscience, which includes computational neuroscience, learning and plasticity. The language researchers in these departments--along with those in Computer Science--constitute Rochester's Center for Language Sciences. This year we are particularly interested in applicants who want to investigate the formal syntactic and semantic properties of language structure using experimental and empirical techniques. Students interested in the joint Brain & Cognitive Sciences/Linguistics PhD program should apply through the Brain & Cognitive Sciences department (http://www.bcs.rochester.edu/graduate/guidelines.html), by January 2, 2013. Please mention in your application your interest in pursuing the joint degree with Linguistics. For further information contact Jeff Runner (jeffrey.runner Linguist List rochester.edu).
Application Web Address: https://apply.grad.rochester.edu/apply/
Contact Information: Jeffrey Runner jeffrey.runner@rochester.edu