LINGUIST List 29.4307

Mon Nov 05 2018

Support: Language Acquisition: PhD, Carnegie Mellon University

Editor for this issue: Becca Morris <>

Date: 02-Nov-2018
From: Vera Lampley <>
Subject: Language Acquisition: PhD, Carnegie Mellon University, Pennsylvania, USA
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Institution/Organization: Carnegie Mellon University
Department: Modern Languages
Web Address:

Level: PhD

Duties: Research,Teaching

Specialty Areas: Language Acquisition

Required Language(s): Arabic, Standard (arb)
Chinese, Mandarin (cmn)
French (fra)
German (deu)
Italian (ita)
Japanese (jpn)
Russian (rus)
Spanish (spa)


The Department of Modern Languages, at Carnegie Mellon University invites
applications for its PhD 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
courses offered through the department (e.g., Arabic, Chinese, French, German,
Japanese, Russian, Spanish).
- Have an interest in one (or more) of the program’s four major research
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 a second language.

Applications must be submitted online and include:
- Current GRE scores
- Current TOEFL scores (if applicable)
- 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.

To apply, please see the application link provided below.

Application Deadline: 05-Jan-2019

Web Address for Applications:

Contact Information:
Vera Lampley

Page Updated: 05-Nov-2018