LINGUIST List 21.4452

Sat Nov 06 2010

Support: French & Applied Ling, General Ling: PhD Student, U. of Illinois

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        1.     Annie Tremblay , French & Applied Linguistics, General Linguistics, Language Acquisition: PhD Student, University of Illinois, USA

Message 1: French & Applied Linguistics, General Linguistics, Language Acquisition: PhD Student, University of Illinois, USA
Date: 04-Nov-2010
From: Annie Tremblay <>
Subject: French & Applied Linguistics, General Linguistics, Language Acquisition: PhD Student, University of Illinois, USA
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Institution/Organization: University of Illinois Department: French Web Address:

Level: PhD

Duties: Research

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


The Department of French at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign offershighly competitive, personalized research packages to outstanding incominggraduate students. These Departmental financial awards are tailored for highly-qualified prospective students in fields represented in the Department. Forapplicants of the highest standing, a Departmental financial award may be offeredtogether with a campus-wide Fellowship. Campus-wide Fellowships include:

-The Illinois Distinguished Fellowship, which provides $20,000 per 12-month yearfor three years and includes a waiver of full tuition.-The School of Literatures, Cultures, and Linguistics (SLCL) Fellowship, whichprovides $20,000 paid over a 12-month period for a period of two years andincludes a waiver of full tuition.-The Graduate College Fellowship for Underrepresented Students, which providesdoctoral-level students with $17,000 per 12-month period for one, two, or threeyears.

These fellowships include a waiver of full tuition. Qualified applicants need take noaction beyond applying to the graduate program. The Department automaticallynominates top applicants for all fellowships. In addition to recruitment fellowships,the Department of French offers summer and/or partial fellowships, researchassistantships, support for research summer institutes, and conference travelsupport.

About the Department

In addition to literature, the Department of French has faculty representing a broadspectrum of fields including theoretical and applied linguistics, second languageacquisition and teacher education (SLATE), cinema studies, civilization, culturalstudies, gender and women's studies, and post-colonial theory.

In French linguistics and SLATE, there is currently a cohort of 15 graduatestudents and 4 full-time faculty members: Zsuzsanna Fagyal, Peter Golato,Cristina Toharia, and Annie Tremblay. In addition to its degree programs, studentsin the Department can obtain certificates in SLATE and in Translation Studies.

Students in French linguistics and SLATE receive extensive training that enablesthem to do strong empirical research on the form, use, and acquisition, andteaching of the French language. Areas of specialization include bilingualism andlanguage contact, dialectology, phonetics/phonology, psycholinguistics,sociolinguistics, second language acquisition, second language pedagogy, secondlanguage pragmatics, and second language speech and sentence processing.

The French linguistics and SLATE programs are interdisciplinary and have strongties with the Departments of German, Educational Psychology, Linguistics,Psychology, and Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese, as well as with researchers atthe Beckman Institute for Advanced Science. Students in French linguistics andSLATE have access to research facilities such as the Illinois Phonetics andPhonology Lab, the Second Language Acquisition and Bilingualism Lab, and otherstate-of-the-art research labs at the Beckman Institute. The University's world-renowned Library, ranked among the top public libraries in the US, affords onlinesubscription to a large number of academic journals. The Department also offersnon-native speakers of French the opportunity to participate in year-long exchangeprograms with Dijon, Li├Ęge, Lyon, Metz, Poitiers, and Quebec.

In the past 5 years, the Department has placed 100% of its graduating PhDstudents in top research institutions (e.g., Indiana University, University of Texas).85% of these placements were in tenure-track positions.

For further information about the Department, including how to apply to thegraduate program, go to or writeto

Applications Deadline: 17-Dec-2010

Web Address for Applications:

Contact Information:         Prof. Annie Tremblay

Page Updated: 06-Nov-2010