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Support Announcement:

Level: PhD
Duty: Research
Linguistic Field: Discourse Analysis
Anthropological Linguistics Science and technology studies
Application Deadline: 15-Oct-2012
Supporting Institution: University of Oslo
Department of Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies
LL Issue: 23.3518
Posted: 22-Aug-2012
Support Description: Two 2 PhD Research fellowship positions in sociolinguistics or related field
are available at the Department of Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies,
University of Oslo. (SKO1017). More information about the Department of
Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies is available at:

The fellowships are for a period of 3 years and will be attached to the
project 'Standardising Minority Languages'. The aim of the project is to
carry out in-depth analyses of the standardisation of European Regional or
Minority Languages, expanding the focus from macro-level processes and
linguistic aspects of standardisation to include investigations of how users
relate to standardisation processes.

The successful applicants are expected to investigate the standardisation
processes related to a minority languages protected by the European
Charter for Regional or Minority Languages. Applicants are expected to
present a research project closely linked to the main project; a project
description may be downloaded:

The persons appointed will be affiliated with the Faculty's organised
research training. The academic work must result in a doctoral thesis that
will be defended at the Faculty with a view to obtaining the degree of PhD.
The persons appointed are expected to join the research group and
contribute to development of the academic environment. The appointment is
for a period of 3 years.

Applicants must hold a degree equivalent to a Norwegian Master's degree
or corresponding education in a field relevant to the proposed project (i.e.
sociolinguistics, social studies of science and technology, social
anthropology, sociology).

We are looking for strongly motivated and competent candidates, with high
academic qualifications in the relevant area of research.

For further information, please contact:

Pia Lane
p.m.j.laneiln Linguist List


To apply on line, please visit:

Applications Deadline: 15-Oct-2012
Application Web Address:
Contact Information: Pia Lane