LINGUIST List 30.4339

Thu Nov 14 2019

Support: French; Galician; Portuguese; Spanish; Quechua; Language Acquisition; Pragmatics; Semantics; Sociolinguistics; Syntax: PhD, University of Georgia

Editor for this issue: Becca Morris <>

Date: 12-Nov-2019
From: Timothy Gupton <>
Subject: French; Galician; Portuguese; Spanish; Quechua; Language Acquisition; Pragmatics; Semantics; Sociolinguistics; Syntax: PhD, University of Georgia, USA
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Department: Romance Languages
Web Address:

Level: PhD

Institution/Organization: University of Georgia

Duties: Research,Teaching

Specialty Areas: Language Acquisition; Pragmatics; Semantics; Sociolinguistics; Syntax
(L2/L3/Ln) Acquisition
Required Language(s): French (fra)
                            Galician (glg)
                            Portuguese (por)
                            Spanish (spa)


The University of Georgia (UGA) Department of Romance Languages offers graduate programs in Romance Linguistics and Hispanic Linguistics leading to M.A. and Ph.D. degrees. We are one of the most productive departments at UGA, with a large faculty of professors who specialize in research on literature, culture, linguistics and film.

Our graduate programs in Romance linguistics offer a diversity of theoretical and applied approaches to a number of linguistic sub-fields, including phonetics, phonology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, sociolinguistics, historical linguistics, and second language acquisition (including L3/Ln acquisition).

We currently have a large and diverse group of graduate students from the USA, Africa, Asia, Europe, the Caribbean and Latin America working together in a collegial environment. Students complete the requirements for the M.A. in 2 years and the requirements for the Ph.D. in 4-5 years.

Although our PhD program in Hispanic Linguistics is rather young, we have a strong graduate placement record at universities like Georgia College & State University, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and New Mexico State University.

Our students benefit from close mentoring from professors and their peers, monthly professional development workshops, and Romance languages pedagogy training curriculum and support. We also offer funding opportunities for graduate student travel to do research or present at regional, national, and international academic conferences. Additionally, our students have opportunities to work as a Teaching Assistant as part of our study abroad programs in Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Peru, and/or Spain.

All qualified ROML graduate students receive a Teaching Assistantship that includes a tuition waiver (all but $25 per semester, fees not included) and a stipend for living expenses while they complete their studies. Departmental teaching assistantships are awarded for 4 semesters to M.A. students and an additional 8 semesters to Ph.D. students who qualify. The assistantship application is included in our admissions page. Additional opportunities for financial support are offered through the UGA Graduate School.

The Community:
Athens, Georgia ( is a vibrant and diverse community in the Southeastern United States. It is well-known for its rich musical activity, having produced bands such as REM, the B-52s, and Widespread Panic. It offers public transportation, is a walkable town, and has an increasing amount of bike lanes. It is also quite affordable, with a relatively low cost of living. It is also 90 minutes from Atlanta, a national and international transit hub.

Note: We also have rolling admissions throughout the year. The deadline listed here is for a Fall 2020 start.

Applications Deadline: 01-Jan-2020

Mailing Address for Applications:
        Attn: Dr. Mark Anderson
        210 Herty Drive
        Gilbert Hall
        Athens GA 30602

Web Address for Applications:

Contact Information:
        Dr. Timothy Gupton

Page Updated: 14-Nov-2019