LINGUIST List 29.4774

Mon Dec 03 2018

Support: Phonetics: PhD, Lancaster University

Editor for this issue: Yiwen Zhang <>

Date: 28-Nov-2018
From: Sam Kirkham <>
Subject: Phonetics: PhD, Lancaster University, United Kingdom
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Department: Department of Linguistics and English Language
Web Address:

Level: PhD

Institution/Organization: Lancaster University

Duties: Research

Specialty Areas: Phonetics


Lancaster University is advertising a three-year PhD studentship in phonetics, based in the Department of Linguistics and English Language. The studentship is fully funded, including course fees and a maintenance grant of £15,000 per year, for a duration of three years. It is open to UK, EU and overseas students. The deadline for applications is 1 March 2019 and the PhD would ideally start in October 2019.

This studentship is targeted towards projects in articulatory sociophonetics, using instrumentation such as EMA or ultrasound to investigate speech (topics could include dialect variation, sound change, bilingualism, language contact, phonological typology, etc). Potential applicants are encouraged to contact Sam Kirkham ( to express their interest and discuss project ideas.

About the research group:
Lancaster University Phonetics Lab is a research group with 4 full-time academics and 7 PhD students. The group has a dedicated lab space, which includes a sound-attenuated booth and facilities for vocal tract imaging and articulatory measurement, including electromagnetic articulography (EMA), high-speed ultrasound, electropalatography and electroglottography. For more information see:

About the department:
Linguistics at Lancaster University is consistently ranked Top 10 in the three major UK leagues tables nationally. Internationally, we are ranked 15th in the world for Linguistics in the International QS rankings 2018 and we have now been in the top 20 in the world for six years in a row.

About Lancaster:
For more information about the university and the city of Lancaster please see:

Applications Deadline: 01-Mar-2019

Web Address for Applications:

Contact Information:
        Dr Sam Kirkham

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