LINGUIST List 24.4487

Mon Nov 11 2013

Support: Multiple Languages, General Linguistics/United Kingdom

Editor for this issue: Uliana Kazagasheva <>

Date: 10-Nov-2013
From: Neil Bermel <>
Subject: PhD Student, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Institution/Organization: University of SheffieldDepartment: School of Languages and CulturesWeb Address:

Level: PhD

Duties: Research

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics

Required Language(s): Catalan-Valencian-Balear (cat) Czech (ces) Dutch (nld) French (fra) Luxembourgish (ltz) Plautdietsch (pdt) Polish (pol) Russian (rus) Spanish (spa)


Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission to PhD study in the School of Languages and Cultures at the University of Sheffield, to begin during the 2014-2015 academic year.

We offer research expertise and supervision in the following broad areas:- corpus linguistics, cognitive linguistics, studies of variation, and language policy, with respect to Russian, Czech, Polish and Serbian (Prof. Neil Bermel, Dr Dagmar Divjak);- history of language policy and theory in the Soviet period (Prof. Craig Brandist);- historical sociolinguistics, discourse studies and multilingualism, esp. with respect to France, the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg (Dr Kristine Horner, Dr Catharina Peersman);- dialect variation and morphological structures, esp. with respect to the Hispanic languages (Dr Paul O'Neill);- pragmatics of Germanic languages and second language acquisition, esp. as applied to Dutch (Dr Roel Vismans);- intercultural communication (Dr Jane Woodin);- translation studies (various staff).

Applications for the following scholarship opportunities are open to UK/EU residents and must be submitted by 3 February 2014:

1) Following the announcement that the White Rose College of the Arts & Humanities (WRoCAH) has received £19m from the AHRC to establish a Doctoral Training Partnership that will create over 300 PhD studentships and join the expertise of the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York, we are pleased to announce a range of AHRC-funded PhD opportunities. Further details can be found on the White Rose College website:

2) Applications for the University Prize scholarships, the Harry Worthington scholarships, the Wolfson scholarships and Faculty scholarships are also open and further details about all of them can be found here: submitting a funding application, scholarship applicants must have been accepted by the Department for a place on our programme. We strongly encourage applicants to discuss their research proposal with one of the research supervisors in the Department (listed above) in advance of submitting the application.Further information about postgraduate study can be found here: direct enquiries to the Graduate Tutor: Dr Kristine Horner (

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