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Fri Feb 12 2010

Support: English & Applied Linguistics: PhD Student, Northumbria U., UK

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        1.    Dr Robert McKenzie, English & Applied Linguistics: PhD Student, Northumbria University, United Kingdom

Message 1: English & Applied Linguistics: PhD Student, Northumbria University, United Kingdom
Date: 12-Feb-2010
From: Dr Robert McKenzie <>
Subject: English & Applied Linguistics: PhD Student, Northumbria University, United Kingdom
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Institution/Organization: Northumbria University Department: Humanities Web Address:

Level: PhD

Duties: Research

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; Sociolinguistics Required Language(s): English (eng)


English Language and Linguistics, The Department of Humanities at NorthumbriaUniversity invites applications for a PhD studentship in Language Attitudes andWorld Englishes/English as an International Language.

Applications are welcomed in relation to the investigation of outer/expandingcircle Englishes and especially in the following areas: attitudes towardsvarieties of English; language and identity; spread of English; language policyand planning; second language acquisition.

The successful applicant will receive:

A full fee waiver (home and EU students only);

£5k per annum bursary for 3 years (all students, including international);

A 30-hour teaching preparation course involving teaching practice and shadowingof experienced staff;

Guaranteed teaching hours in years 2 and 3 of the programme;

A dedicated work station within a good quality working environment;

Access to funds to support research expenses (conferences or library visits).


Applicants are normally expected to hold a MA degree in Applied Linguistics,Sociolinguistics or a closely related field.

Further information about the PhD studentship is available from:

English Language and Linguistics at Northumbria University is a diverse subjectthat covers a wide range of topics from language evolution and change tolanguage spread and metaphor, with particular strengths in language learning andteaching, sociolinguistics and the psychology of language. While most of ourresearch focuses on English (including historical varieties and worldEnglishes), our staff members have also worked on or have an active interest ina number of other languages, including Cantonese, Mandarin, Japanese, French,German and Polish.

For further information about the Department of Humanities and the EnglishLanguage and Linguistics group at Northumbria University please visit:

For additional information about the PhD studentship and an application form,please see below.

Applications Deadline: 18-Mar-2010

Web Address for Applications:

Contact Information:         Ms Gill Drinkald        0191 227 3880

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