Ph.D studentship, Max Planck Centre, Manchester

Elena Lieven lieven at EVA.MPG.DE
Mon Feb 3 10:09:38 UTC 2003

Ph.D. studentship for the study of language development

Applications are invited for a funded Ph.D. studentship.  The student
will be attached to the Max Planck Child Study Centre and registered for
a Ph.D. in the Department of Psychology at the University of
Manchester.  The Centre is run by Professor Elena Lieven and is funded
by the Department of Developmental and Comparative Psychology (Director:
Professor Michael Tomasello) at the Max Planck Institute for
Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany.  Dr. Anna Theakston of the
Manchester Psychology Department will be a co-supervisor.

Research in the Centre focuses on the development of language
(especially grammar) and consists in the collection and analysis of
naturalistic and experimental data for both English and German-speaking

You must have or expect to attain this summer, a good honours degree in
Psychology, Linguistics or an associated discipline.

Funding will consist of approximately 11,700 Euros per annum plus
support for travel and equipment.  The Home/EC rate for fees will be
paid by the MPI.

Applications must be made on University of Manchester postgraduate
application forms, which can be obtained from Julie Hampson, Department
of Psychology, The University of Manchester, M13 9PL, UK (email:
Julie at; tel: 0161-275-8581) and completed applications must
reach her by February 21st 2003 at the latest.  Interviews are expected
to take place in Manchester on Friday March 7th 2003.

Enquiries can be made by email to Professor Lieven at the MPI for
Evolutionary Anthropology, Inselstrasse 22, D-04103, Leipzig, Germany.
(lieven at

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