LINGUIST List 21.4396

Tue Nov 02 2010

Support: French & General Ling: PhD Student, U. of Texas at Austin, USA

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        1.     Barbara Bullock , French & General Linguistics: PhD Student, University of Texas at Austin, USA

Message 1: French & General Linguistics: PhD Student, University of Texas at Austin, USA
Date: 31-Oct-2010
From: Barbara Bullock <>
Subject: French & General Linguistics: PhD Student, University of Texas at Austin, USA
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Institution/Organization: University of Texas at Austin Department: French and Italian Web Address:

Level: PhD

Duties: Research

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics Required Language(s): French (fra)


The Department of French and Italian at The University of Texas at Austin willoffer merit-based graduate scholarships for outstanding students in FrenchLinguistics beginning in fall 2011. The Julia Emerson Walther Scholars will receivegenerous multi-year packages that include highly competitive stipends,professional development support, and pre-dissertation funding for extensive studyin a francophone country.

About the program:There is currently a cohort of 23 graduate students in French Linguistics in theDepartment of French and Italian and 6 full-time faculty members: Carl Blyth,David Birdsong, Barbara E. Bullock, Bryan Donaldson, Jean-Pierre Montreuil andCinzia Russi.

Students in the program gain a strong background in linguistics that enables themto conduct extensive empirical research on the French language. Areas ofspecialization within the Department include historical linguistics and languagechange, sociolinguistics, bilingualism, language contact and language change,dialectology, second language acquisition, and language production, perceptionand processing. The Department has an excellent placement record for itsgraduates.

The program, which aims to train future French linguists who intend to pursue acareer in academic research and teaching, benefits from strong links with thedepartments of Linguistics, Anthropology, Psychology, Education, Spanish andPortuguese, German, Middle Eastern Studies, and Communication Sciences. Inaddition, the University of Texas at Austin has a student and faculty researchexchange with the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen,Netherlands. Graduate students at the University of Texas at Austin can alsoreceive course credits from the International Max Planck Research School inNijmegen.

Several student-organized language and linguistics conferences are held on anannual basis at the University of Texas at Austin, including FIGSO Conference(the French-Italian Graduate Students Organization Conference), SALSA(Symposium about Language and Society-Austin), TexFLEC (Texas ForeignLanguage Education Conference), and the TLS Conference (Texas LinguisticsSociety Conference).

In addition, UT-Austin is home to a new National Foreign Language ResourceCenter, The Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning(COERLL). The Center operates in conjunction with the Texas LanguageTechnology Center and seeks to draw on and expand UT's many open educationalresources. One such resource, designed at UT for the Internet public, is theglobally popular Tex's French Grammar.

Applications Deadline: 01-Jan-2011

Mailing Address for Applications:
        Attn: Ms Rolee Rios        HRH 2.114A B7600        University of Texas at Austin        Austin TX 78712        USA

Web Address for Applications:

Contact Information:         Professor Barbara Bullock

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