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Level: MA / MSc
Duty: Research,Teaching
Linguistic Field: General Linguistics Linguistic Theory & Typology
Application Deadline: 15-Jan-2013
Supporting Institution: University of Kentucky
Linguistics Program
LL Issue: 23.5257
Posted: 14-Dec-2012
Support Description: The MA in Linguistic Theory & Typology (MALTT) offers training by a world class faculty in theoretical frameworks for approaching descriptive and sociolinguistic data with a special focus on how grammatical features are distributed across the world's languages. Emphasis is given to language modeling through computational and quantitative methods. There are two main tracks, a morphosyntax track and a sociolinguistics track. TA positions work as graders and instructors on linguistics or writing courses. RA positions work on a variety of projects in a variety of capacities, including editorial work on book projects, such as the forthcoming Cambridge Handbook of Morphology, organizing conferences such as the upcoming Patterns of Alignment in the Indo-Iranian Languages at U of Michigan, and NSF grant proposal preparation. The MALTT degree is part of the Linguistics Program, housed in the College of Arts and Sciences within the state's flagship institution of higher education, the University of Kentucky. The Linguistics Program runs a BA/BS major and minor in Linguistics, and its faculty conducts morphosyntactic, sociolinguistic and historical linguistic research of a national and international reputation. The University of Kentucky is situated in Lexington, the heart of Kentucky's bluegrass region, surrounded by rolling hills and beautiful horse farms. Students apply for a TA / RA position as part of the application process for the degree. Decisions are made after the deadline of January 15 2013.
Application Web Address: http://linguistics.as.uky.edu/maltt
Contact Information: Professor Andrew Hippisley andrew.hippisley@uky.edu