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Program Name:

PhD in Linguistics
Program Homepage: http://www.phon.ucl.ac.uk/
Institution: University College London
Address: UCL - Department of Phonetics & Linguistics
Gower Street
City: London
Zip/Postal Code: WC1E 6BT
Country: United Kingdom
Contact Person: Stefanie Anyadi
Email:

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Phone: +44 (020) 7679 7172
Fax: +44 (020) 7383 4108
Linguistic Subfield(s): General Linguistics
Linguistic Theories
Morphology
Philosophy of Language
Phonetics
Phonology
Pragmatics
Psycholinguistics
Syntax
Language/Language Family Specialization(s): Italian
Program Size: Medium (11-25 students)
Program Description: The Department is pre-eminent in the fields of pragmatics (specifically Relevance Theory), syntactic and phonological theory and first language acquisition. Research may be carried out in these areas as well as in cognitive science, semantics, philosophy of language, psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, second language acquisition and aspects of the syntax or phonology of particular languages. Special language interests among the staff include languages of West Africa and East Africa, French, Hindi, Hungarian and Romance and Germanic languages. All research students are normally registered for the MPhil in the first instance and, assuming that their work is satisfactory, will usually expect to transfer to PhD registration 12 to 18 months after their arrival, and to complete the programme within three years.
Available Financial Aid: Please visit http://www.ucl.ac.uk/admission/scholarships/pg/index.html for information about sources of funding for graduate Students. A hard copy can be obtained from the Admissions and General Enquiries Office, UCL, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT. Departmental Research Scholarships are not currently available.
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