LINGUIST List 21.3580

Thu Sep 09 2010

Support: Anthropological Linguistics: PhD Student, James Cook U, Australia

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        1.    Alexandra Aikhenvald, Anthropological Linguistics: PhD Student, James Cook University, Australia

Message 1: Anthropological Linguistics: PhD Student, James Cook University, Australia
Date: 07-Sep-2010
From: Alexandra Aikhenvald <Alexandra.Aikhenvaldjcu.edu.au>
Subject: Anthropological Linguistics: PhD Student, James Cook University, Australia
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Institution/Organization: James Cook University Department: The Cairns Institute Web Address: http://jcu.edu.au

Level: PhD

Duties: Research

Specialty Areas: Anthropological Linguistics
Description:

A special PhD scholarship is now available at the Cairns Institute, Languageand culture research group:

Unlocking a tropical language: focus on Papua New Guinea

There is an outstanding opportunity for a well-qualified and socially motivatedstudent of linguistics to take up a PhD scholarship within the exciting newCairns Institute at James Cook University. New Guinea is home to the greatestlinguistic diversity in the world. There are many fascinating languages withintricate grammatical structures which mirror the social, economic andgeographical environment in which they are spoken. All are threatened by theencroaching tide of globalization. Maintaining and documenting their language isa key factor for community well-being and sustainable development. Thosedemanding urgent attention include languages of Manus Province, the Sepik areaand the Huon Peninsula.

Stipend: $22,500 per annum tax free plus $7,000 project support (one off)

Applications Deadline: 30-Oct-2010

Mailing Address for Applications:
        Attn: Prof Alexandra Aikhenvald        CI JCU McGregor Road        Cairns Qld 4870        Australia

Web Address for Applications: http://jcu.edu.au/grs

Contact Information:         Prof Alexandra Aikhenvald        The Cairns Institute and School of Arts and Social Sciences,        James Cook University, Cairns        Alexandra.Aikhenvaldjcu.edu.au        Phone:61-7-40421117        Fax:61-7-40421890


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