LINGUIST List 28.4752

Thu Nov 09 2017

Support: General Linguistics; Second Language Acquisition: PhD, Carnegie Mellon University

Editor for this issue: Clare Harshey <>

Date: 08-Nov-2017
From: Vera Lampley <>
Subject: General Linguistics; Second Language Acquisition: PhD, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
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Department: Modern Languages
Web Address:

Level: PhD

Institution/Organization: Carnegie Mellon University

Duties: Research,Teaching

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics; Language Acquisition
Second Language Acquisition


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, Korean, 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 or IELTS 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-2018

Web Address for Applications:

Contact Information:
        Vera Lampley

Page Updated: 09-Nov-2017