LINGUIST List 21.1353

Fri Mar 19 2010

Support: Comp Ling,Lang Documentation,Psycholing: PhD Student, Nanyang U.

Editor for this issue: Matthew Lahrman <mattlinguistlist.org>


        1.    Francis Bond, Computational Linguistics, Language Documentation, Psycholinguistics: PhD Student, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Message 1: Computational Linguistics, Language Documentation, Psycholinguistics: PhD Student, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Date: 17-Mar-2010
From: Francis Bond <bondieee.org>
Subject: Computational Linguistics, Language Documentation, Psycholinguistics: PhD Student, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
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Institution/Organization: Nanyang Technological University Department: Linguistics and Multilingual Studies Web Address: http://www.ntu.edu.sg/HSS/Linguistics/

Level: PhD

Duties: Research

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Language Documentation; Psycholinguistics
Description:

The Division of Linguistics and Multilingual Studies (LMS) at NTU(http://www.ntu.edu.sg/hss/lms/) invites applications for three PhDStudentships, funded by the college of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences.

LMS has a focus on the study of the languages of multilingual individuals and ofmultilingual societies. Research in the division is geared towards a deepeningof our understanding of multilingualism through empirical studies of topics suchas language description and documentation, language contact, loanword phonology,machine translation, language maintenance, and multilingual language processingand acquisition.

Language documentation:

Suitably qualified people are invited to apply to undertake research on ahitherto undescribed (or scantily described) Tibeto-Burman, Austro-Asiatic orIndic language of the north-east India/Burma region, leading to a comprehensivegrammatical description of that language. This project forms part of a largerinitiative to document the languages of north-east India and adjacent regions ofAsia.

The ideal applicant will have a solid grounding in descriptive linguistics andalready hold an MA, or a BA with a good Honours grade. Successful applicants cananticipate doing one year of coursework, followed by three years ofempirically-based research. After completion of the coursework year, thecandidate will undertake a 9-12 month period of fieldwork that will involveliving in the speech community to record, transcribe and analyse linguisticdata. S/he will then return to Singapore to complete the first draft of thegrammar and prepare the corpus of materials for archiving. A second trip of 3months will be made in the final year to check the analysis of the data.

Interested applicants should contact Dr Alexander Coupe (arcoupeieee.org) to discussa possible project.

General Description:

* The award is for up to four years (subject to good progress).

* The monthly stipends for Ph.D students will be S$2,300 for SingaporeCitizens, S$2,200 for Singapore Permanent Residents and S$2,000 forinternational students.

* For students who pass the Ph.D. Qualifying Examination, the stipend may beincreased to S$2,800 for Singapore Citizens, S$2,700 for Singapore PermanentResidents S$2,500 for international students, subject to good performance.

* The award also covers the annual tuition and computer fees.

* NTU will normally help you find accommodation on campus.

For more details seehttp://admissions.ntu.edu.sg/graduate/scholarships/Pages/ResearchScholarship.aspx

Applications Deadline: 19-Aug-2010

Web Address for Applications: http://admissions.ntu.edu.sg/graduate/scholarships/Pages/ResearchScholarship.aspx

Contact Information:         Francis Bond        bondieee.org


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