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Level: PhD
Duty: Research
Linguistic Field: Applied Linguistics Clinical Linguistics; Communication Disorders
Application Deadline: open until filled.
Supporting Institution: University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Communicative Disorders
LL Issue: 23.1862
Posted: 12-Apr-2012
Support Description: Due to a late withdrawal, we have a vacancy for a PhD candidate to start in Fall
2012; funding via a Graduate Assistantship is possible for the right candidate.
This funding covers course fees and provides a stipend for living expenses in
return for Graduate Assistant duties.

Due to the lateness of the vacancy, we can only consider applicants with a
Master's degree (completed or to be completed this semester), a completed GRE of
380 Verbal, 1000 combined (old system) or 145 verbal, 294 combined (new system).

A 3.3 GPA in graduate work is also expected.

Non-first-language English speakers are expected to have a TOEFL (at least 81 on
the internet version) or IELTS (at least 6.5) qualification.

If you do not have a GRE score yet, please do NOT apply.

Applicant will need interests in phonetics/phonology, sociolinguistics,
bi/multilingualism, systemic functional linguistics, and/or any aspect of
communication disorders (except hearing impairment).

Please contact me immediately if interested.
Application Web Address: https://portal.louisiana.edu:8085/graduate/web/jsp/student/login.jsp
Contact Information: Dr Martin Ball
mjball@louisiana.edu