[Lingtyp] Applications open for PhD scholarships in linguistics, at the LCRC (JCU)

Alexandra Aikhenvald a.y.aikhenvald at live.com
Thu Jul 5 21:49:45 EDT 2018


Announcement



PhD scholarships at the language and culture research centre



Come and work in an exotic location, investigating a language which has never previously been described!



Applications are invited, from suitably qualified students, to enter the PhD program of the Language and Culture Research Centre at James Cook University Australia. Supervision will be provided by Professor Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald, Professor R. M. W. Dixon, Professor Rosita Henry, Dr Alexander Walker, Dr Luca Ciucci, and Dr Michael Wood.

              Our PhD candidates generally undertake extensive fieldwork on a previously undescribed (or scarcely described) language and write a comprehensive grammar of it for their dissertation. They are expected to work on a language which is still actively spoken, and to establish a field situation within a community in which it is the first language. Their first fieldtrip lasts for six to nine months. After completing a first draft of the grammar, back in Cairns, they undertake a second fieldtrip of two to three months. Fieldwork methodology centres on the collection, transcription and analysis of texts, together with participant observation, and — at a later stage — judicious grammatical elicitation in the language under description (not through the lingua franca of the country). Our main priority areas are the Papuan and Austronesian languages of New Guinea and surrounding areas, and the languages of tropical Amazonia. However, we do not exclude applicants who have an established interest in languages from other areas (which need not necessarily lie within the tropics).

              PhDs in Australian universities involve some coursework and a substantial dissertation. Candidates must thus have had thorough coursework training before embarking on this PhD program. This should have included courses on morphology, syntax, semantics, and phonology/phonetics, taught from a non-formalist perspective. We place emphasis on work that has a sound empirical basis but also shows a firm theoretical orientation (in terms of general typological theory, or what has recently come to be called basic linguistic theory).

              Distinguished Professor Alexandra (Sasha) Aikhenvald is Australian Laureate Fellow and Research Leader for People and Societies of the Tropics. Together with Professor R. M. W. Dixon, she heads the Language and Culture Research Centre, which includes Research Fellows and a growing number of doctoral students. In addition, senior scholars from across the world opt to spend their sabbatical at the Language and Culture Research Centre.

            The LCRC has strong links with anthropologists, archaeologists and educationalists, with scholars working on environmental issues, all within James Cook University. Further information is available at http://www.jcu.edu.au/lcrc/

               The scholarship will be at the standard James Cook University rate, Australian $27.082 pa. Students coming from overseas are liable for a tuition fee; but this will be waived if scholarship is awarded. A small relocation allowance may be provided on taking up the scholarship. In addition, an adequate allowance will be made to cover fieldwork expenses and conference attendance.

The scholarship is for three and a half years. The deadline for application (starting in 2019) is 30 September 2018.

              Successful applicants would take up their PhD scholarships between January and June 2019. (The academic year in Australia runs from February to November.)

              Application form and procedures for international students can be found at: https://www.jcu.edu.au/graduate-research-school/candidates/postgraduate-research-scholarships (JCUPRS scholarships).

              Prospective applicants are invited, in the first place, to get in touch with Professor Alexandra Aikhenvald at Alexandra.Aikhenvald at jcu.edu.au, providing details of their background, qualifications and interests (including a curriculum vitae). Applicants are advised to send samples of their written work in linguistics (at least some of this should be in English).


The LCRC Annual Bulletin for 2018 is enclosed.


Best wishes


Alexandra







Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald, PhD, DLitt, FAHA, FQAAS

Distinguished Professor and Australian Laurete Fellow

Director of the Language and Culture Research Centre

James Cook University

PO Box 6811, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia

http://www.jcu.edu.au/faess/JCUPRD_043649.html

mobile 0400 305315, office 61-7-42321117

fax 61-7-4042 1880  http://www.aikhenvaldlinguistics.com/

http://www.jcu.edu.au/lcrc/

Alexandra.Aikhenvald at jcu.edu.au
http://www.aikhenvaldlinguistics.com/





Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald, PhD, DLitt, FAHA

Distinguished Professor and Australian Laureate Fellow

Director of the Language and Culture Research Centre

James Cook University

PO Box 6811, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia

http://www.jcu.edu.au/faess/JCUPRD_043649.html

mobile 0400 305315, office 61-7-40421117

fax 61-7-4042 1880  http://www.aikhenvaldlinguistics.com/

https://research.jcu.edu.au/researchatjcu/research/lcrc


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Sent: Sunday, 18 September 2011 1:46 AM
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Subject: summary: causative / passive homonymy

Dear friends,
I have prepared a brief summary (+ some comments etc.) of what has been said in answering my original query of the causative/passive homonymy. I know that the list does not like (or even allow?) attachments. So, I have uploaded the text to the following location:

http://www.lrz.de/~wschulze/causpass.pdf

Comments and critics are highly appreciated.

Very best wishes,
Wolfgang

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