LINGUIST List 28.5249

Mon Dec 11 2017

Support: Applied Linguistics: PhD, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Editor for this issue: Clare Harshey <>

Date: 08-Dec-2017
From: Christina Higgins <>
Subject: Applied Linguistics: PhD, University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA
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Department: Second Language Studies
Web Address:

Level: PhD

Institution/Organization: University of Hawaii at Manoa

Duties: Research,Teaching,Project Work

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics


The Department of Second Language Studies at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa invites applications for its Ph.D. program in Second Language Studies. A limited number of graduate assistantships are available to support top applicants for four years of study, including a tuition waiver and stipend.

The goal of the doctoral program in SLS is to promote significant doctoral-level research into the analysis, learning, use and pedagogy of additional languages. The faculty members research how second languages are used in multilingual contexts, how additional languages are learned, how they should be taught, and what psychological and sociological factors influence their acquisition. Knowledge in this field has a significant impact on such matters as language policies and practices in homes, workplaces, and governments, proficiency assessment, program organization, teaching methodologies, legal issues concerning language, and our understanding of the nature of language.

The ideal candidate will:
- Hold an MA in applied linguistics, TESOL, linguistics, a foreign language, cognitive science or a related field and have experience designing, carrying out, and writing up empirical research studies
- Have a research interest that aligns with the faculty
- Demonstrate strong writing and analytical abilities

For more information about how to apply to the Ph.D. program in Second Language Studies, please see:

Please note that applicants must send materials to both the Department of SLS and to the Office of Graduate Education at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa.

Applications Deadline: 01-Jan-2018

Mailing Address for Applications:
        Attn: Dr. Christina Higgins
        Department of Second Language Studies, University of Hawaii at Manoa
        1890 East West Road
        Honolulu HI 96822

Web Address for Applications:

Contact Information:
        Dr. Christina Higgins

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