LINGUIST List 28.4812

Tue Nov 14 2017

Support: General Linguistics: PhD, The Ohio State University

Editor for this issue: Clare Harshey <>

Date: 11-Nov-2017
From: Judith Tonhauser <>
Subject: General Linguistics: PhD, The Ohio State University, USA
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Department: Department of Linguistics
Web Address:

Level: PhD

Institution/Organization: The Ohio State University

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics


The Department of Linguistics at The Ohio State University, one of the premier linguistics departments in the U.S., invites applications for admission to our Ph.D. program for Fall 2018.

We welcome applications from students with a B.A. or M.A. in linguistics as well as from students with a strong, documented interest in linguistics and a degree in a language or a relevant discipline, such as computer science, anthropology, or psychology. We offer 5-year competitive funding packages for Ph.D. students. The Ohio State University is located in Columbus, Ohio, an affordable and hip city (see, e.g.,
Our graduate program gives students considerable flexibility in developing their own research agenda from the very first year (, while offering rigorous training at the leading edge of the field of linguistics. Ph.D. students complete two Qualifying Paper projects before embarking on their dissertation research. In addition to the 5-year funding package, we are able to offer generous funding for research-related activities, including travel to conferences and fieldwork sites, and payment to participants in experiments.

Our department has 16 core faculty. We offer training for Ph.D. students in a wide range of research areas, including core linguistic subdisciplines (phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics) and their interfaces, as well as in computational linguistics, historical linguistics, psycholinguistics, contact linguistics and sociolinguistics. For more information on our research areas, please visit .

Our department is affiliated with the Buckeye Language Network, an interdisciplinary group composed of faculty, scholars and students from across the university interested in the study of language ( And in addition to our core faculty, more than 15 faculty from other departments are affiliated with Linguistics as courtesy faculty, including from the Departments of Psychology, Computer Science and Engineering, Speech and Hearing, as well as in the language departments. Graduate students are encouraged to pursue interdisciplinary training through coursework and collaboration with faculty in these departments. Our graduates routinely go on to tenure-track faculty positions, postdoctoral fellowships, and research in industry (

All graduate students have shared office space in the newly renovated Oxley Hall, which also houses faculty offices, meeting rooms and our excellent research facilities, which include phonetics and phonology labs, a psycholinguistics lab with eye trackers, computational linguistics labs, and a sound proof living room, in addition to regular sound booths. We cooperate with COSI, a science museum in downtown Columbus, on a language research lab in which research in all areas of linguistics can be conducted with a diverse demographic of science museum visitors (

For more information on our graduate program, please visit: .

Applications Deadline: 01-Dec-2017

Web Address for Applications:

Contact Information:
        Judith Tonhauser

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