PhD Studentship in corpus linguistics

Claire Cowie c.s.cowie at
Mon Jun 4 14:27:35 UTC 2001

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The University of Sheffield has PhD funding available (starting September
2001) for a project involving the British National Corpus. The studentship
is jointly held by the departments of English Language and Linguistics and
Information Studies. A suitable candidate would have a project in mind
involving the BNC and be able to draw on expertise from both of these
departments. We welcome proposals in the following areas of corpus

lexical statistics, word frequency, lexical innovation, lexicography
text type/register/genre analysis
discourse analysis
variation and change
text retrieval, text processing
text markup
computing in the humanities

Please note that this is a university studentship and so fees are paid at
the home rate only. If the candidate is not from the EU, funding must be
available to make up the difference between home and overseas fees.

Arrangements for supervision:

The successful candidate will be a member of the Department of English
Language and Linguistics which forms part of the School of English. The
project will be jointly supervised by Dr Claire Cowie and Dr Claire Warwick
from the department of Information Studies. Dr Cowie works on word-formation
and lexical innovation in historical corpora, with particular reference to
register differences. Dr Warwick works on humanities computing, with a
particular interest in the application of computers to the study of English
literature and language. She was previously part of the BNC project team.
More information about the departments may be found at: and

Application forms and further details can be obtained from:

Fozia Yasmin, Graduate Research Office
Graduate Research Office
156 Broomspring Lane
Sheffield S10 2FE
Tel: +44 (0) 114 222 1404
Fax: +44 (0) 114 222 1420
Email : at

To discuss the project informally, please contact Claire Cowie (0114
2220217- c.s.cowie at or Claire Warwick (0114 222 2632 -
c.warwick at

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