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Support Announcement:

Level: PhD
Duty: Research
Linguistic Field: General Linguistics
Specific Language: English
Application Deadline: 21-Feb-2014
Supporting Institution: University of Manchester
Linguistics and English Language
LL Issue: 24.5137
Posted: 13-Dec-2013
Support Description: The Department of Linguistics and English Language at The University of Manchester is pleased to invite applications for PhD studentships through its involvement in the North West Consortium (NWC) funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).

We welcome applications from outstanding students for 2014-15 entry (start September 2014) for the following degree programmes:
- PhD in English Language
- PhD in Linguistics
- 1+3 (MA + PhD) programme in Linguistics / English Language

The highest-ranked applications will be eligible for competitive scholarships within the Centre. The award covers tuition fees and an annual maintenance stipend for UK residents and EU nationals who have lived in the UK for three years, and tuition fees only for EU residents.

The Department of Linguistics and English Language is an international centre for Linguistics and English Language, with 20 full-time members of staff and approximately 30 Postgraduate Research students. It is unique in the UK and beyond in the breadth of subject areas and theoretical approaches represented by its members, many of whom are internationally renowned scholars in their specialisms. In their research, members of the department combine the advancement of theoretical approaches with a strong concern for their empirical and methodological foundations. Areas of expertise include phonetics and phonology, morphology, syntax (lexical-functional grammar, role and reference grammar, construction grammar, and minimalism), (formal) semantics, pragmatics, historical linguistics, dialectology, language contact, variational sociolinguistics, first language acquisition, field linguistics and language documentation, typology, and quantitative corpus-based approaches. Note that we cannot normally supervise projects with a primary focus on second language teaching and learning. For more information about the research interests of individual members of staff and current postgraduate students, please visit

PhD students in Linguistics and English Language are part of the diverse and dynamic postgraduate community in the new Graduate School of the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures ( Students in the NWC will enjoy access to outstanding library and IT resources and training provision within a collegial environment which also includes the possibility of accessing training and facilities at the partner institutions, Lancaster University and Liverpool University.

The deadline for submitting AHRC funding applications is 5 pm on Friday 21 February 2014. Please visit the School of Arts, Languages, and Cultures funding page ( for the application form and guidance.

You are advised to submit your online application for a place on your chosen PhD programme by Friday 31 January 2014. This will ensure that you are in receipt of an offer of a place on your chosen PhD programme in advance of the AHRC deadline.
Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by 14 April 2014.

For more information on the NWC DTP please visit
For inquiries about the academic side of your application, please contact eva.schultze-berndt Linguist List
For questions about the administrative side of the application process, please contact Phdsalc Linguist List
Application Web Address:
Contact Information: Prof Eva Schultze-Berndt