LINGUIST List 23.2943

Thu Jul 05 2012

Support: Language Acquisition: PhD Student, University of Greenwich, UK

Editor for this issue: Brent Miller <>

Date: 03-Jul-2012
From: Maria J Arche <>
Subject: Language Acquisition: PhD Student, University of Greenwich, UK
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Department: School of Humanities Web Address:

Level: PhD

Duties: Research,Project Work

Specialty Areas: Language Acquisition Syntax, semantics Required Language(s): English (eng)
                            Spanish (spa)

The University of Greenwich is pleased to invite applications for two full-time PhDscholarships for 3 years (renewals subject to review) in the area of Linguistics andLanguage Acquisition.

The successful candidate will become part of the Applied Linguistics Researchgroup at the University of Greenwich and other international research groups theleading supervisors work in.

Scholarship 1-- The work of the holder of the PhD-studentship will feed into abroader project about linguistic variation and copular clauses in several languagesincluding Spanish and English. The PhD student will contribute to (i) evaluatecurrent theoretical hypotheses about the copular alternation in languages such asSpanish; (ii) assess the different predictions each one of them makes for languageacquisition; (iii) design and carry out experiments that produce finer-grained datathat can help identify the locus of copular alternation and the acquisition pathleading to native grammars of Spanish.

For further information about this scholarship, please contact:Dr MarĂ­a J.

Requirements. 1st Class or Upper 2nd class Honours Bachelors Degree orMasters degree (UK or UK equivalent) in Linguistics or Applied Linguistics anddemonstrate previous experience of undertaking research (e.g. undergraduate ortaught Master's dissertation). For those whose first language is not English or iffrom a country where English is not the first language , a language proficiencyscore of at least IELTS 6.5 (in all elements of the test) or TOEFL 100 ibt (600 pbt)unless the degree above was taught in English and obtained in a majority Englishspeaking country, e.g. UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand.

For further details about both scholarships and application form, go to

Deadline for applications: Friday 13 July 2012; open until filledInterviews will take place week commencing 17 September 2012The scholarships must commence by December 2012.

Applications Deadline: 05-Dec-2012

Mailing Address for Applications:
        Attn: Dr Maria J Arche        University of Greenwich        Park Row        London SE10 9LS        United Kingdom

Web Address for Applications:

Contact Information:         Dr Maria J Arche

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