LINGUIST List 27.4892

Wed Nov 30 2016

Support: Applied Linguistics / USA

Editor for this issue: Amanda Foster <>

Date: 29-Nov-2016
From: Amanda Huensch <>
Subject: Applied Linguistics, PhD, University of South Florida, USA
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Department: World Languages
Web Address:

Level: PhD

Institution/Organization: University of South Florida

Duties: Research,Teaching

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics


The Ph.D. program in Linguistics and Applied Language Studies (LALS) prepares students for research and teaching in the interdisciplinary field of Applied Linguistics. Applied linguists address a broad range of language-related issues, to better understand how language functions both in the lives of individuals and in society. The LALS program at the University of South Florida emphasizes multiple theoretical and methodological approaches.  We offer specializations in the following subdisciplines:  the analysis of spoken and written texts, multilingualism, second language acquisition, and sociolinguistics. Through its curriculum, as well as through close mentoring between faculty and students, the LALS program emphasizes real-world, practical applications to language-related problems and prepares students with the 21st century skills necessary to succeed in both academic and industry careers.

Got funding? The Ph.D. program in Linguistics and Applied Language Studies (LALS) receives strong support from the Department of World Languages (WLE). Qualified applicants to the LALS Ph.D. program are awarded teaching assistantships and teach foreign language or applied linguistics courses in WLE. Additionally, some students are funded by teaching ESL in INTO USF's English Language Program. Qualified applicants may also compete for a variety of fellowships via the Office of Graduate Studies ( The assistantships for doctoral students include a tuition waiver (excluding fees) and stipend for the duration of the contract.
Applicants should indicate their funding interest in the statement of purpose of their application. The fellowships, as well as many of the assistantships, will require an additional application.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Amy Thompson ( or visit

Applications Deadline: 15-Jan-2017

Web Address for Applications:

Contact Information:
        Dr. Amy Thompson

Page Updated: 30-Nov-2016