LINGUIST List 25.1073

Tue Mar 04 2014

Support: English, Language Acquisition, Pragmatics/New York, USA

Editor for this issue: Uliana Kazagasheva <>

Date: 04-Mar-2014
From: Istvan Kecskes <>
Subject: English, Language Acquisition, Pragmatics: PhD Student, State University of New York, Albany, New York, USA
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Department: Educational Theory and Practice
Web Address:

Level: PhD

Institution/Organization: State University of New York, Albany

Specialty Areas: Language Acquisition; Pragmatics
Intercultural Communication
Required Language(s): English (eng)


There is a PhD assistantship available for 4 years beginning in the Fall of 2014 or (Spring 2015) in the PhD program of the Department of Educational Theory and Practice at the State University of New York, Albany. The assistantship requires the successful candidate to work as an editorial assistant at the international journal “Intercultural Pragmatics” published by Mouton de Gruyter: Berlin/New York, and edited by Professor Istvan Kecskes.

Responsibilities include proof-reading, copy-editing, preparing manuscripts for publication (4 issues per year), logging, and maintaining files on in-coming manuscripts through all stages of publication; and performing editorially-related administrative tasks.

The assistantship pays $12,000. It carries 9 units of tuition per semester.

Applicants need to have a master's degree or equivalent in linguistics, English, pragmatics, second language education, communication, TESOL or a closely related field. The preparation of a PhD-dissertation on a topic related to pragmatics, intercultural communication, second language acquisition or bi- and multilingualism is expected. Because of the nature of the assistantship the successful candidate must be a native-speaker of English and have some prior experience in editing journals, books, magazines, etc. S/he must possess proofreading skills and have extensive knowledge of English grammar and punctuation.

Candidates are requested to email their applications (letter describing research interests, qualification for the editorial assistantship and CV) to the following email address:

Applications received by April 15 will receive full consideration, however, later applications may be considered as well until the position has been filled. The successful candidate must also go through the application procedure of the PhD program.

Information on the PhD program and journal:

Contact Information: Prof. Istvan Kecskes,

Applications Deadline: 15-Apr-2014

Mailing Address for Applications:
        Attn: Prof. Istvan Kecskes SUNY, Albany, ED 114 1400 Washington Avenue Albany NY 12222 USA

Contact Information:
        Prof. Istvan Kecskes

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