PhD, Queen Mary University of London
Web Address: https://www.qmul.ac.uk/sllf/linguistics/
Institution/Organization: Queen Mary University of London
Specialty Areas: Morphology; Phonetics; Phonology; Semantics; Typology
The Department of Linguistics at Queen Mary University of London is delighted to announce the following PhD funding competitions:
– London Interdisciplinary Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership (LISS-DTP) Studentship (residency restrictions apply)
– London Arts and Humanities Partnership (LAHP) Studentship (residency restrictions apply)
– QMUL Principal’s Postgraduate Research Studentships
– QMUL Leverhulme Trust Doctoral Scholarships (as part of the Mobile People programme)
– China Scholarship Council Scholarships (nationality restrictions apply)
Application deadline: 19 January 2020.
Some funding competitions have additional application procedures/deadlines, though all applicants must apply to QMUL for admission by 19 January 2020.
For information on the application process, see https://www.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/research/applying-for-a-phd/.
For a list of the research areas we cover, and for further information about the department and the programme, see https://www.qmul.ac.uk/sllf/linguistics/postgraduate/phd-programme/.
We particularly encourage applications in the following 4 areas:
– Experimental Linguistics. We are seeking PhD students to join a rich, interdisciplinary research group based in an internationally renowned linguistics department. Our research engages with a wide range of topics from infant speech perception through to adult grammatical attrition, using methods such as eye-tracking, EEG, computational modelling, and ultrasound recording.
– Linguistic Typology and Morphosemantics. We invite proposals for a project examining linguistic typology and constraints on cross-linguistic variation from the perspective of formal semantics and linguistic theory more generally. Projects should focus on investigations of the semantics and morphology of features in empirical domains including but not limited to aspect, (in)definiteness, evidentiality, indexical shift, modality, number, person and perspectival (sentence-final) particles. The project will be jointly supervised by Dr Luisa Martí and Professor Daniel Harbour. Interested applicants should send an email to both Dr Martí (luisa.martiqmul.ac.uk) and Professor Harbour (d.harbourqmul.ac.uk) no later than 01 Dec 2019.
– First language acquisition of phonetics and phonology. We invite proposals for a project examining first language acquisition of phonetics and phonology. Areas of research could include, but are not limited to, early speech processing in bilingual populations, the interaction between phonotactics and lexical development, morphophonological development. We are particularly interested in investigating understudied multi/bilingual populations. The project will be jointly supervised by Dr Adam Chong and Dr Kathleen McCarthy. Interested applicants should send an email to both Dr Chong (a.chongqmul.ac.uk) and Dr McCarthy (k.mccarthyqmul.ac.uk) no later than 01 Dec 2019.
– Phonology, Language Acquisition. We invite proposals for a project employing experimental methods to address questions of theoretical importance in phonology. Areas of research could include, but are not limited to, phonological learning and learnability (phonotactics and morphophonological alternations). Proposals that include a computational component are particularly welcome. The project will be jointly supervised by Dr Adam Chong (QMUL) and Dr James White (UCL). Interested applicants should send an email to both Adam Chong (a.chongqmul.ac.uk) and James White (j.c.whiteucl.ac.uk) no later than 01 Dec 2019.
Applications Deadline: 19-Jan-2020
Web Address for Applications: https://www.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/research/subjects/linguistics–applied-linguistics.html