LINGUIST List 22.4559

Tue Nov 15 2011

Support: French & General Linguistics: PhD Student, University of Texas

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

Message 1: French & General Linguistics: PhD Student, University of Texas, Austin, U.S.
Date: 13-Nov-2011
From: Barbara Bullock <>
Subject: French & General Linguistics: PhD Student, University of Texas, Austin, U.S.
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Department: French and Italian Web Address:

Level: PhD

Duties: Research

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics French 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 entering in fall 2012. The Julia Emerson Walther Scholars willreceive generous multi-year packages that include highly competitive stipends,professional development support, and pre-dissertation funding for extensivestudy in a francophone country.

There is currently a strong cohort of 18 graduate students in French Linguisticsin the Department of French and Italian and 6 full-time faculty members.Interested applicants are invited to visit our homepage to view the profiles ofFrench Linguistic faculty and graduate students or to visit us on facebook:

Students in French Linguistics gain a strong theoretical background andmethodological training that enable them to conduct extensive empirical researchon the French language. Areas of specialization within the Department includehistorical linguistics, sociolinguistics, bilingualism, language contact andlanguage change, dialectology, second language acquisition, and languageproduction, perception and processing. The Department has an excellent placementrecord for its graduates.

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,German, Middle Eastern Studies, and Communication Sciences. In addition, theUniversity of Texas at Austin has a student and faculty research exchange withthe Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen, Netherlands.

Several long standing student-organized language and linguistics conferences areheld on an annual basis at the University of Texas at Austin, including SALSA(Symposium about Language and Society-Austin), TexFLEC (Texas Foreign LanguageEducation Conference), and the TLS Conference (Texas Linguistics SocietyConference).

In addition, UT-Austin is now home to The Center for Open Educational Resourcesand Language Learning (COERLL). The Center seeks to draw on and expand UT's manyopen educational resources for language learning. One such resource, designed atUT for the Internet public, is the globally popular Tex's French Grammar.

Applications Deadline: 01-Jan-2012

Apply on-line:

Interested applicants should contact the Graduate Adviser, Professor Barbara E.Bullock

Applications Deadline: 01-Jan-2012

Web Address for Applications:

Contact Information:         Prof Barbara E. Bullock

Page Updated: 15-Nov-2011