LINGUIST List 28.4546

Tue Oct 31 2017

Support: Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Language Documentation: PhD / MSc, University of Alberta

Editor for this issue: Clare Harshey <clarelinguistlist.org>


Date: 31-Oct-2017
From: Herbert Colston <colstonualberta.ca>
Subject: Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Language Documentation: PhD / MSc, University of Alberta, Canada
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Department: Department of Linguistics
Web Address: https://www.ualberta.ca/linguistics

Level: PhD,MA / MSc

Institution/Organization: University of Alberta

Duties: Research

Specialty Areas: Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Language Documentation


Description:

The Department of Linguistics at the University of Alberta invites prospective graduate students to learn and conduct research with a vibrant team of faculty members, graduate students and other academics in state-of-the-art research facilities.  

Accepted graduate students are provided four years of funding for the Ph.D. and two years of funding for the MSc. in the form of TA and RA stipends.  Other support for research and conference travel, attending and hosting disciplinary events and obtaining tools for research are also available.  The department offers cutting-edge training in statistical techniques and various research methodologies.  Opportunities for within-discipline and cross-disciplinary collaboration are also available.  

The department is a major centre, both nationally and internationally, for graduate education and research in the empirical study of human language.

In recognition of the department’s leading position in multiple sub-areas of linguistics, the University has made significant investments in new faculty positions and other departmental support.  The department recently added six new faculty members and has expanded its research laboratories and community engagement spaces, including new or renovated facilities, strengthening the department’s competencies in:
- infant and child language acquisition
- second language and heritage language acquisition
- language documentation
- Indigenous language sustainability
- psycholinguistics
- morpho-syntax
- semantics
- linguistic typology
- cognitive linguistics
- interfaces between linguistics and psychology
- language technology
- corpus linguistics
- sociolinguistics
- experimental phonetics and phonology

For more information on the department and the graduate admissions process, please visit our departmental website.

Applications Deadline: 10-Jan-2018

Web Address for Applications: https://www.ualberta.ca/graduate-studies/prospective-students/apply-for-admission

Contact Information:
        Dr. Herbert Colston
        linggradualberta.ca
        Phone:780-492-3434

Page Updated: 31-Oct-2017