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Level: PhD
Duty: Research,Project Work
Linguistic Field: Philosophy of Language
Pragmatics
Semantics
Application Deadline: 16-May-2014
Supporting Institution: University of Cambridge
Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics
LL Issue: 25.1859
Posted: 25-Apr-2014
Support Description: Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages, University of Cambridge is offering PhD studentship in Philosophy of Language, Semantics and Pragmatics.

Start Date: 1 October 2014.
Vacancy Reference: GP03234.
Closing Date for Applications: 17:00 (BST), Friday 16 May 2014.
Interview date: To be confirmed.

Applications are invited for a fully-funded PhD position on a research project ‘Expressing the Self: Cultural Diversity and Cognitive Universals’, funded by The Leverhulme Trust offered at the Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, University of Cambridge.

Requirements:
The applicants must have a good Master’s degree (equivalent of first-class distinction) in a relevant area of linguistics (semantics, pragmatics), or philosophy of language, completed by 30 September 2014. For further information see:
http://people.ds.cam.ac.uk/kmj21/ExpressingtheSelf.DetailedInformation.pdf
Knowledge of one of the following languages would be an advantage but is not essential: Amharic, Japanese, Korean, Thai.

The grant covers university fees (including overseas fees if applicable) and maintenance (£13,500 p.a.) for the period of three years. The successful applicant will commence the PhD course in October 2014 and will work with Professor Kasia M. Jaszczolt (Principal Investigator) and Dr Minyao Huang (Research Associate).

How to apply:
Applications, including curriculum vitae, academic transcript, two academic references, a sample of writing (up to 2,000 words) and a covering letter explaining your suitability for the project should be sent by email to Mrs Louise Radok (ljr39 Linguist List cam.ac.uk) by 17:00 (BST) on Friday 16 May 2014.
The successful applicant will be invited to apply through the University of Cambridge's
Graduate Admissions Office at a later stage. See website for details:
http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/students/gradadmissions/prospec.

Further information about the application process is available in writing to:
graduate.admissions Linguist List cl.cam.ac.uk.
Please quote reference GP03234 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity. The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.
Application Mailing Address: Mrs Louise Radok Applications by email please to ljr39@cam.ac.uk Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, University of Cambridge Cambridge CB3 9DA United Kingdom
Contact Information: Professor Kasia Jaszczolt kmj21@cam.ac.uk