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Level: PhD
Duty: Research
Linguistic Field: General Linguistics
Specific Language: Catalan-Valencian-Balear
Czech
Dutch
French
Plautdietsch
Luxembourgish
Polish
Russian
Spanish
Application Deadline: 03-Feb-2014
Supporting Institution: University of Sheffield
School of Languages and Cultures
LL Issue: 24.4487
Posted: 11-Nov-2013
Support Description: Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission to PhD study in the School of Languages and Cultures at the University of Sheffield, to begin during the 2014-2015 academic year.

We offer research expertise and supervision in the following broad areas:
- corpus linguistics, cognitive linguistics, studies of variation, and language policy, with respect to Russian, Czech, Polish and Serbian (Prof. Neil Bermel, Dr Dagmar Divjak);
- history of language policy and theory in the Soviet period (Prof. Craig Brandist);
- historical sociolinguistics, discourse studies and multilingualism, esp. with respect to France, the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg (Dr Kristine Horner, Dr Catharina Peersman);
- dialect variation and morphological structures, esp. with respect to the Hispanic languages (Dr Paul O'Neill);
- pragmatics of Germanic languages and second language acquisition, esp. as applied to Dutch (Dr Roel Vismans);
- intercultural communication (Dr Jane Woodin);
- translation studies (various staff).

Applications for the following scholarship opportunities are open to UK/EU residents and must be submitted by 3 February 2014:

1) Following the announcement that the White Rose College of the Arts & Humanities (WRoCAH) has received £19m from the AHRC to establish a Doctoral Training Partnership that will create over 300 PhD studentships and join the expertise of the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York, we are pleased to announce a range of AHRC-funded PhD opportunities. Further details can be found on the White Rose College website: http://www.arts-and-humanities.whiterose.ac.uk/

2) Applications for the University Prize scholarships, the Harry Worthington scholarships, the Wolfson scholarships and Faculty scholarships are also open and further details about all of them can be found here: http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/postgraduate/research/scholarships/uk
Before submitting a funding application, scholarship applicants must have been accepted by the Department for a place on our programme. We strongly encourage applicants to discuss their research proposal with one of the research supervisors in the Department (listed above) in advance of submitting the application.
Further information about postgraduate study can be found here:
http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/slc/postgraduate/research
Please direct enquiries to the Graduate Tutor: Dr Kristine Horner (k.horner Linguist List sheffield.ac.uk).

3) Caucasus Scholarship: In addition to the above scholarships, the Department of Russian and Slavonic Studies also invites applications to the Caucasus scholarship for doctoral research in one of the following areas:
a) The study of Caucasian folklore in the Marr circle;
b) The use and re-use of folklore in 20th-century Georgian literature.
For further detail concerning the Caucasus Scholarship, or to discuss your proposal please contact Professor Craig Brandist: c.s.brandist Linguist List sheffield.ac.uk
Application Web Address: http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/postgraduate/research/apply
Contact Information: Dr Kristine Horner k.horner@sheffield.ac.uk