LINGUIST List 27.812

Fri Feb 12 2016

Support: Forensic Linguistics; Pragmatics; Sociolinguistics / United Kingdom

Editor for this issue: Andrew Lamont <>

Date: 12-Feb-2016
From: Samuel Larner <>
Subject: Forensic Linguistics; Pragmatics; Sociolinguistics, PhD, Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom
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Level: PhD

Institution/Organization: Manchester Metropolitan University

Duties: Research

Specialty Areas: Forensic Linguistics; Pragmatics; Sociolinguistics


This message is to announce that Manchester Metropolitan has made £2.5 million available for PhD scholarships to support the most talented and ambitious new researchers across a wide range of specialist subjects. PhD scholarships are being offered across twelve University Research Centres which focus on areas of excellence and quality as independently confirmed by the REF 2014.

Of particular interest to this list are three linguistics topics:

1) The linguistic performance of (regional) identity through grime;
2) The pragmatics of influence and persuasion; and
3) The role of forensic linguistics expert testimony in the courtroom: mock-jurors’ ability to detect authorial style

Further information on the scholarships, research projects, and application process can be found at:

The deadline for applications is 9am on the 21st March, 2016.

Please direct all general queries to the Research Degrees Team: Project specific queries can be sent to the supervisory team associated with each project.

Applications Deadline: 21-Mar-2016

Web Address for Applications:

Contact Information:
        Research Degrees Team

Page Updated: 12-Feb-2016