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Level: PhD
Duty: Research,Project Work
Linguistic Field: Language Acquisition Syntax, semantics
Specific Language: English
Application Deadline: open until filled.
Supporting Institution: University of Greenwich
School of Humanities
LL Issue: 23.2943
Posted: 05-Jul-2012
Support Description: The University of Greenwich is pleased to invite applications for two full-time PhD
scholarships for 3 years (renewals subject to review) in the area of Linguistics and
Language Acquisition.

The successful candidate will become part of the Applied Linguistics Research
group at the University of Greenwich and other international research groups the
leading supervisors work in.

Scholarship 1-- The work of the holder of the PhD-studentship will feed into a
broader project about linguistic variation and copular clauses in several languages
including Spanish and English. The PhD student will contribute to (i) evaluate
current theoretical hypotheses about the copular alternation in languages such as
Spanish; (ii) assess the different predictions each one of them makes for language
acquisition; (iii) design and carry out experiments that produce finer-grained data
that can help identify the locus of copular alternation and the acquisition path
leading to native grammars of Spanish.

For further information about this scholarship, please contact:
Dr María J. Arche
M.J.Arche Linguist List greenwich.ac.uk

Scholarship 2—This research will be part of a project called 'Processing Instruction
and Individual Differences'. Processing instruction is an input-based approach
grammar instruction predicated on the input processing theoretical paradigm. The
goal of this PhD project is to investigate to what extent certain individual difference
factors (e.g. age, aptitude, working memory) positively interact with processing
instruction, ideally in languages other than English or Romance Languages.

For further information about this scholarship contact:
Professor Alessandro Benati
A.Benati Linguist List greenwich.ac.uk

Requirements. 1st Class or Upper 2nd class Honours Bachelors Degree or
Masters degree (UK or UK equivalent) in Linguistics or Applied Linguistics and
demonstrate previous experience of undertaking research (e.g. undergraduate or
taught Master's dissertation). For those whose first language is not English or if
from a country where English is not the first language , a language proficiency
score of at least IELTS 6.5 (in all elements of the test) or TOEFL 100 ibt (600 pbt)
unless the degree above was taught in English and obtained in a majority English
speaking country, e.g. UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand.

For further details about both scholarships and application form, go to

Deadline for applications: Friday 13 July 2012; open until filled
Interviews will take place week commencing 17 September 2012
The scholarships must commence by December 2012.
Application Mailing Address: Dr Maria J Arche
University of Greenwich
Park Row
London SE10 9LS
United Kingdom
Application Web Address: http://www2.gre.ac.uk/research/study/studentships/hss
Contact Information: Dr Maria J Arche