LINGUIST List 27.4780

Mon Nov 21 2016

Support: Arabic; Chinese; French; German; Italian; Japanese; Russian; Spanish; Language Acquisition / USA

Editor for this issue: Amanda Foster <>

Date: 18-Nov-2016
From: Vera Lampley <>
Subject: Arabic; Chinese; French; German; Italian; Japanese; Russian; Spanish; Language Acquisition: PhD, Carnegie Mellon Univeristy, USA
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Department: Department of Modern Languages
Web Address:

Level: PhD

Institution/Organization: Carnegie Mellon Univeristy

Duties: Research,Teaching

Specialty Areas: Language Acquisition

Required Language(s): Arabic, Standard (arb)
                            Chinese, Mandarin (cmn)
                            French (fra)
                            German (deu)
                            Italian (ita)
                            Japanese (jpn)
                            Russian (rus)
                            Spanish (spa)


The Department of Modern Languages, at Carnegie Mellon University invites
applications for its Ph.D. program in Second Language Acquisition.

The ideal candidate will

- Hold an MA in linguistics, a foreign language, cognitive science or a related field.
- Be proficient in a second language such that the candidate can teach language
courses offered through the department (e.g., Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish).
- Have an interest in one (or more) of the program’s four major research areas: 1) literacy development in a second language; 2) social dimensions of learning a second language; 3) instruction and learning of a second language; 4) cognitive aspects of second language learning.

Applications must be submitted online and include

- Current GRE scores (not older than 2 years)
- Current TOEFL scores (if applicable, not older than 2 years)
- Transcripts of undergraduate and previous graduate studies
- Three letters of recommendation
- A statement of research area interest and career goals
- A writing sample

Carnegie Mellon University recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.

Applications Deadline: 05-Jan-2017

Web Address for Applications:

Contact Information:
        Vera Lampley

Page Updated: 21-Nov-2016