LINGUIST List 21.653

Mon Feb 08 2010

Support: Native Langs/Morphosyntax: PhD Student, U. Wisconsin-Madison, USA

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        1.    Monica Macaulay, Algonquian;Iroquoian;Siouan & Morphosyntax: PhD Student, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

Message 1: Algonquian;Iroquoian;Siouan & Morphosyntax: PhD Student, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Date: 06-Feb-2010
From: Monica Macaulay <>
Subject: Algonquian;Iroquoian;Siouan & Morphosyntax: PhD Student, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
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Institution/Organization: University of Wisconsin-Madison Department: Linguistics Web Address:

Level: PhD

Duties: Research

Specialty Areas: Syntax Morphosyntax                             Algonquian                             Iroquoian                             Siouan

The Department of Linguistics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is pleasedto announce the availability of a Chancellor's Fellowship for a candidate to beadmitted to the Ph.D. program in Linguistics for the 2010-2011 academic year.The fellowship will support a graduate student who will specialize in syntactictheory, especially the morphology-syntax interface, and one of the endangerednative languages of Wisconsin (no prior experience with the latter is required).

Wisconsin is rich in Native American languages and language families, althoughall are endangered. Of the languages which are still spoken, three areAlgonquian (Ojibwe, Menominee, Potawatomi), one is Iroquoian (Oneida), and oneis Siouan (Hoocąk). The student who receives the fellowship will choose one ofthese to work on. They will be required to fulfill all of the requirements forthe department's graduate program(, as well as to establish agood working relationship with the relevant tribe's language preservationproject(s), and will thus be uniquely positioned to move into the emerging areaof the field which combines theoretical approaches with data gathered throughcooperative interaction with indigenous communities.

Funding is guaranteed for three years: two years on fellowship and oneadditional year as a Teaching or Project Assistant. The funding packageincludes a stipend of $18,756 for the initial year, payment of tuition and feesduring the funding period, and eligibility for health insurance during thefunding period.

Application information for prospective students can be found at: For further information, pleasecontact Jackie Drummy at

Applications must be received by March 31, 2010, to receive full consideration.

Applications Deadline: 31-Mar-2010

Web Address for Applications:

Contact Information:         Jacquelyn Drummy        Phone:608-262-2292

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