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Funded PhD Studentship University of York, UK

This looks like an excellent opportunity for someone who has a proposal ready to submit–deadline February 3.

Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2013 10:31:26
From: Peter Sells []
Subject: PhD Student, University of York, United Kingdom

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 Institution/Organization: University of York 
Department: Language and Linguistic Science 
Web Address: 

Level: PhD 

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics 


The Department of Language and Linguistic Science at the University of York has two doctoral programmes, the PhD in Linguistics and the PhD in Language and Communication ( We offer the possibility of several doctoral studentships and fellowships funded by:
- AHRC (Arts and Humanities Research Council)
- ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council; preference will be given to applications in the area of advanced quantitative methods in comparative linguistics)
- Wolfson Foundation

Closing date for these: 3 February 2014. You must have been offered an unconditional or conditional place on one of our PhD programmes before this deadline.

Other scholarship opportunities include:
- Scholarship for Overseas Students (SOS)
- Overseas Research Scholarship (ORS)
- Overseas Continuation Scholarship (OCS)

We invite applications in all branches of linguistics, especially in these areas of strength: 
- Adult second-language learning, especially psycholinguistic aspects
- Arabic phonetics and sociolinguistics 
- Child language learning, especially phonological development
- Conversation Analysis, especially phonetic approaches
- Corpus Linguistics, especially as applied to Historical Linguistics
- Forensic Speech Science
- Historical Linguistics
- Linguistic Typology
- Phonetics and Sociophonetics
- Phonology
- Semantics
- Sociolinguistics, including Language Variation and Change
- Syntax, including quantitative approaches to comparative syntax

Before applying, you should identify a potential supervisor in the Department whose expertise matches your proposed research topic, and you should contact that person in advance. You should then make an application electronically (see website for details). Your application should include a research proposal of 1,500–2,500 words. 

At any stage, feel free to seek further advice from Professor Paul Kerswill (PhD in Linguistics) ( or Dr Richard Ogden (PhD in Language and Communication) (

Further details of the application process can be obtained through our Postgraduate Administrator, Martha Harrold ( 

Application Deadline: 03-Feb-2014 

Web Address for Applications: 

Contact Information: 
	Martha Harrold

PhD Studentship at Manchester, UK Deadline Feb 2014

This looks like an exciting opportunity for someone to complete an in-residence PhD:

Date: Fri, 13 Dec 2013 10:54:15
From: Eva Schultze-Berndt []
Subject: PhD Student, University of Manchester, United Kingdom

Institution/Organization: University of Manchester
Department: Linguistics and English Language
Web Address:

Level: PhD

Duties: Research

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics

Required Language(s): English (eng)


The Department of Linguistics and English Language at The University of Manchester is pleased to invite applications for PhD studentships through the University’s President’s Doctoral Scholar (PDS) Competition. We welcome applications from outstanding students for 2014-15 entry (start September 2014) for the following degree programmes:
– PhD in English Language
– PhD in Linguistics

Students of all nationalities and research areas are eligible for the award, which covers tuition fees (home/EU or international, as appropriate) and the equivalent of the research council stipend (£13,863 per annum).

The Department of Linguistics and English Language is an international centre for Linguistics and English Language, with 20 full-time members of staff and approximately 30 Postgraduate Research students. It is unique in the UK and beyond in the breadth of subject areas and theoretical approaches represented by its members, many of whom are internationally renowned scholars in their specialisms. In their research, members of the department combine the advancement of theoretical approaches with a strong concern for their empirical and methodological foundations. Areas of expertise include phonetics and phonology, morphology, syntax (lexical-functional grammar, role and reference grammar, construction grammar, and minimalism), (formal) semantics, pragmatics, historical linguistics, dialectology, language contact, variational sociolinguistics, first language acquisition, field linguistics and language documentation, typology, and quantitative corpus-based approaches. Note that we cannot normally supervise projects with a primary focus on second language teaching and learning. For more information about the research interests of individual members of staff and current postgraduate students, please visit

PhD students in Linguistics and English Language are part of the diverse and dynamic postgraduate community in the new Graduate School of the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures ( Students in Graduate School enjoy access to outstanding library and IT resources and training provision within a collegial environment.

The deadline for submitting PDS funding applications is 5 pm on Friday 21 February 2014. Please visit the School of Arts, Languages, and Cultures funding page ( for the application form and guidance.

You have to submit your online application for a place on your chosen PhD programme by Friday 31 January 2014. This will ensure that you are in receipt of an offer of a place on your chosen PhD programme in advance of the deadline.

For inquiries about the academic side of your application, please contact
For questions about the administrative side of the application process, please contact

Application Deadline: 21-Feb-2014

Web Address for Applications: