LINGUIST List 29.4870

Thu Dec 06 2018

Support: Cognitive Science; Language Acquisition; Neurolinguistics; Psycholinguistics: PhD, University of Pennsylvania

Editor for this issue: Yiwen Zhang <>

Date: 04-Dec-2018
From: Florian Schwarz <>
Subject: Cognitive Science; Language Acquisition; Neurolinguistics; Psycholinguistics: PhD, University of Pennsylvania, USA
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Department: Linguistics / Language and Communication Sciences
Web Address:

Level: PhD

Institution/Organization: University of Pennsylvania

Duties: Research

Specialty Areas: Cognitive Science; Language Acquisition; Neurolinguistics; Psycholinguistics


As part of the Integrated Language Science and Technology (ILST) initiative ( within MindCORE, the University of Pennsylvania offers a Language and Communication Sciences certificate program for doctoral students working in the language sciences. CIS, Linguistics, Neuroscience, and Psychology are the core participating departments in which class-work is to be taken, and students have the opportunity to work with a wide range of interdisciplinary language researchers across departments. See the LCS website for further details:

Through funding from ILST, students entering the program receive a Research Fund Stipend. In addition, there is a small grant program for individual projects, workshops, etc. through ILST.
Participation in the Language and Communication Sciences Program requires admission to one of Penn’s Ph.D. programs. If you are applying to one and wish to be considered for the LCS Program, please email the LCS Director, Professor Florian Schwarz, In addition, please include the following sentence at the end of your Personal Statement in your graduate application: “I wish to be considered for the Graduate Certificate Program in Language and Communication Sciences.”
(Anyone that has already submitted their application and would like to apply can still send an email stating their interest.)

Information on the online application process for the different schools at Penn can be found here: School of Arts and Sciences (e.g., for Anthropology, Biology, Linguistics and Psychology):; School of Engineering (e.g., for Computer and Information Sciences):
The deadline for graduate school applications for fall 2019 is December 15th.

Applications Deadline: 15-Dec-2018

Web Address for Applications:

Contact Information:
        Prof Florian Schwarz

Page Updated: 06-Dec-2018