LINGUIST List 29.4212

Tue Oct 30 2018

Support: General Linguistics: Open Student, McGill University

Editor for this issue: Becca Morris <>

Date: 29-Oct-2018
From: Bernhard Schwarz <>
Subject: General Linguistics: Open Student, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
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Department: Linguistics
Web Address:

Level: Open

Institution/Organization: McGill University

Duties: Research,Teaching

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics


The Department of Linguistics at McGill University invites applications for graduate admission for Fall 2019.

We offer a competitive funding package for five years for PhD students and one year and eight months for MA students. The PhD program allows for applications straight from a B.A., or after an M.A. Applicants are admitted to the program, rather than to work with a specific supervisor. This gives students considerable flexibility in developing their own research agenda. The program offers a tight curriculum of core courses in the first year, and a lighter load with more in-depth courses in the second year. PhD students write and defend two evaluation papers before embarking on their dissertation research, as is common in other North American PhD programs.

Our PhD program focuses on theoretical and experimental approaches to linguistics. We are excited to have recently added two new faculty members to the experimental and computational side: Timothy J. O’Donnell (Computational Models of Phonology, Morphology, and Syntax; Formal Models of Language Learning and Processing; Mathematical Linguistics, Probabilistic Programming Languages), and Francisco Torreira (Phonetics, Phonology, Psycholinguistics, Prosody, Corpus Linguistics, Interactional Linguistics). These new hires add to existing strengths in Syntax and Morphology (Jessica Coon, Lisa Travis), Syntax and Semantics (Junko Shimoyama, Michael Wagner), Semantics and Pragmatics (Luis Alonso-Ovalle, Brendan Gillon and Bernhard Schwarz), Phonology (Heather Goad, Morgan Sonderegger, Michael Wagner), Phonetics and Psycholinguistics (Charles Boberg, Meghan Clayards), Language Acquisition (Heather Goad), and Sociolinguistics (Charles Boberg).

Visit our webpage for more information about our research ( and the graduate programs ( Our website also provides information on living in Montréal, where McGill University is located, a cosmopolitan, bilingual, and affordable city. Instruction at McGill is in English.

The application deadline for Fall 2019 admission is Sunday, December 9, 2018. For information about how to apply, please see the application link provided below.

Applications Deadline: 09-Dec-2018

Web Address for Applications:

Contact Information:
        Berhard Schwarz

Page Updated: 30-Oct-2018