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Level: PhD
Duty: Research
Linguistic Field: Language Acquisition Bilingualism
Application Deadline: 03-Feb-2014
Supporting Institution: Bangor University
School of Linguistics and English Language
LL Issue: 25.63
Posted: 08-Jan-2014
Support Description: Bangor University, Centre for Research on Bilingualism, Wales ESRC Doctoral Training Centre

We invite applications for a fully funded three-year PhD studentship in Bilingualism at Bangor University to start from October 1st 2014 (or as soon as possible thereafter). The studentship is funded by the Wales ESRC Doctoral Training Centre. The successful applicant will work on the project entitled “Language and cognitive abilities in bilingual children and the role of the educational context” under the supervision of Dr. Vicky Chondrogianni (principal supervisor – School of Linguistics and English Language) and Dr. Enlli Thomas (second supervisor – School of Education).

Funding details: The studentship includes payment of UK/EU level tuition fees, a maintenance allowance of approximately £13,590 and an annual research allowance of approximately £750.

Eligibility: Applications are open UK/EU nationals. Applicants would normally hold a post-graduate level qualification in Linguistics, Psychology, Education, or a related area.

For more information on the studentship and on how to apply please visit the application website address below.

Informal inquiries about the project should be directed to Dr. Vicky Chondrogianni (v.chondrogianni Linguist List bangor.ac.uk), and general inquiries to Dr. Eirini Sanoudaki (e.sanoudaki Linguist List bangor.ac.uk), Bilingualism Pathway Leader.

Closing Date: 3rd February 2014
Interview date: Interviews will be held in late February/early March 2014.
Application Web Address: http://www.bangor.ac.uk/scholarships/esrcdtc14.php.en
Contact Information: Dr Eirini Sanoudaki e.sanoudaki@bangor.ac.uk