LINGUIST List 27.4166

Mon Oct 17 2016

Support: French; General Linguistics / USA

Editor for this issue: Amanda Foster <>

Date: 16-Oct-2016
From: Julie Auger <>
Subject: French; General Linguistics: PhD, Indiana University, USA
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Department: Dept. of French & Italian
Web Address:

Level: PhD

Institution/Organization: Indiana University

Duties: Teaching

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics

Required Language(s): French (fra)


The graduate program in French Linguistics offered by the Department of French & Italian at Indiana University offers a vibrant environment for the study of French as a native and second language (L2), French as a minority language (Louisiana French), and also minority languages in France (Picard, Breton, Occitan). Unsurpassed French-specific training in syntax, semantics, morphology, and phonology provides a unique foundation in the nature of grammar and in its interactions with other systems of cognition. Our award-winning faculty offer strong expertise in many critical issues such as social and dialectal variation, historical change, language contact and endangerment, as well as second language knowledge, production, and processing. We nurture students’ scholarly development and are proud of an excellent placement record for PhD graduates. Recent thesis topics include an analysis of interrogation forms used in French movies from the 1930's to 2009, a probabilistic analysis of word order change in infinitival clauses from Latin to Old French, a lexicographic treatment of color terms, and a phonetic-phonological study of nasal(ized) vowels in French and in Picard.

IU-Bloomington is a great place to study, with a beautiful campus and vibrant scholarly environment. Our university offers courses in 46 different languages, including Haitian Creole. It is the home of LinguistList, the Lilly Library of rare books and manuscripts, and many linguistics programs housed in language departments. We regularly host national and international conferences in linguistics, speaker series, as well as short summer programs bringing international experts to campus to offer courses on the most recent developments in specific subareas of linguistics. Upon completion of the PhD in French Linguistics, our graduate students typically obtain excellent placements at universities and colleges worldwide (e.g., University of Michigan, University of Georgia, and Université de Montréal).

We offer financial aid in the form of fellowships and Associate Instructor positions, generally in five-year packages for students who successfully complete the MA degree and continue on to the PhD. The financial packages include a stipend, health insurance, and a tuition waiver. As of 2015-16, we offer a stipend of $15,750 per academic year to teachy basic language classes.

The application deadline for international students is December 1, 2016 and that the deadline for domestic applicants is January 15, 2016.

Applications Deadline: 15-Jan-2017

Mailing Address for Applications:
        Attn: Indiana University Julie Auger
        Dept. of French & Italian, GISB, Indiana University
        355 N. Jordan Ave.
        Bloomington IN 47405

Contact Information:
        Indiana University Julie Auger
        Phone:812 855-7958

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