LINGUIST List 30.2240

Wed May 29 2019

Support: English; Phonetics,Sociophonetics: PhD, Macquarie University

Editor for this issue: Yiwen Zhang <yiwenlinguistlist.org>



Date: 21-May-2019
From: Felicity Cox <felicity.coxmq.edu.au>
Subject: English; Phonetics,Sociophonetics: PhD, Macquarie University, Australia
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Department: Linguistics
Web Address: https://www.mq.edu.au/about/about-the-university/faculties-and-departments/faculty-of-human-sciences/departments-and-centres/department-of-linguistics

Level: PhD

Institution/Organization: Macquarie University

Duties: Research

Specialty Areas: Phonetics
Sociophonetics
Required Language(s): English (eng)

Description:

Macquarie University is offering three PhD scholarships in Phonetics

A. Multicultural Australian English: The new voice of Sydney

Two scholarships are offered in conjunction with the Australian Research Council Future Fellowship project “Multicultural Australian English: The new voice of Sydney” awarded to Prof. Felicity Cox (2019-2022). This project examines the relationship between speech production and ethnic diversity in a multicultural environment.

Scholarship 1: A bundled Masters by Research + PhD scholarship (1+3 years) available to eligible Australian students. Closing date 15th October 2019.
https://www.mq.edu.au/research/phd-and-research-degrees/scholarships/scholarship-search/data/multicultural-australian-english-the-new-voice-of-sydney

Scholarship 2: A direct-entry PhD scholarship (3 years) available to eligible international students. Closing date 31st July 2019.
https://www.mq.edu.au/research/phd-and-research-degrees/scholarships/scholarship-search/data/multicultural-australian-english-the-new-voice-of-sydney2

The suitable applicants should have disciplinary background in phonetics or sociophonetics. The specific topic of the candidate's research project is negotiable. Potential projects may include:
- Acoustic and/or articulatory examination of select phonetic features of Australian English used by adolescents from a range of heritage language backgrounds such as Arabic, Mandarin, Hindi, German, Vietnamese, English
- Analysis of the relationship between speech production and the level and type of speaker engagement with the local community
- Ethnophonetic analysis of social microcultures within a school setting
- Examination of sound change through a comparison between select acoustic data from the Multicultural Australian English project and archival Australian English data
- Examination of sound change through agent based modelling

B. Children's speech, community diversity and the emergence of sound change

A scholarship is offered in conjunction with the Australian Research Council Discovery Project “Children's speech, community diversity and the emergence of sound change” awarded to Prof. Felicity Cox (2019-2021) and Prof. Jonathan Harrington (Institute of Phonetics and Speech Processing, Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich). This project aims to explain how children's speech processing adapts to cultural and linguistic diversity and how such adaptation may seed sound change in language.

The suitable applicants should have disciplinary background in phonetics or sociophonetics. The specific topic of the candidate's research project is negotiable. Potential projects may include:
- Examination of change in select phonetic features of Australian English used by children from Arabic or English language backgrounds
- Analysis of speech processing in children from culturally diverse vs culturally homogeneous rural/urban communities
- Acquisition of social-indexical knowledge
- The effects of interlocutor characteristics on linguistic accommodation

Scholarship 3: A direct-entry PhD scholarship (3 years) available to eligible Australian students.

Closing date 30th June 2019.
https://www.mq.edu.au/research/phd-and-research-degrees/scholarships/scholarship-search/data/childrens-speech,-community-diversity-and-the-emergence-of-sound-change

Applications Deadline: 30-Jun-2019

Web Address for Applications: https://www.mq.edu.au/research/phd-and-research-degrees/scholarships/scholarship-search/data/

Contact Information:
        Prof Felicity Cox
        felicity.coxmq.edu.au



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