21.4452, Support: French & Applied Ling, General Ling: PhD Student, U. of Illinois

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Subject: 21.4452, Support: French & Applied Ling, General Ling: PhD Student, U. of Illinois

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Date: 04-Nov-2010
From: Annie Tremblay [atrembla at illinois.edu]
Subject: French & Applied Linguistics, General Linguistics, Language Acquisition: PhD Student, University of Illinois, USA
 

	
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From: Annie Tremblay [atrembla at illinois.edu]
Subject: French & Applied Linguistics, General Linguistics, Language Acquisition: PhD Student, University of Illinois, USA

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Institution/Organization: University of Illinois 
Department: French 
Web Address: http://www.french.illinois.edu 

Level: PhD 

Duties: Research
 
Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics; Language Acquisition 
 
Required Language(s): French (fra)

Description:

The Department of French at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign offers 
highly competitive, personalized research packages to outstanding incoming 
graduate students. These Departmental financial awards are tailored for highly-
qualified prospective students in fields represented in the Department. For 
applicants of the highest standing, a Departmental financial award may be offered 
together with a campus-wide Fellowship. Campus-wide Fellowships include: 

-The Illinois Distinguished Fellowship, which provides $20,000 per 12-month year 
for three years and includes a waiver of full tuition. 
-The School of Literatures, Cultures, and Linguistics (SLCL) Fellowship, which 
provides $20,000 paid over a 12-month period for a period of two years and 
includes a waiver of full tuition. 
-The Graduate College Fellowship for Underrepresented Students, which provides 
doctoral-level students with $17,000 per 12-month period for one, two, or three 
years. 

These fellowships include a waiver of full tuition. Qualified applicants need take no 
action beyond applying to the graduate program. The Department automatically 
nominates top applicants for all fellowships. In addition to recruitment fellowships, 
the Department of French offers summer and/or partial fellowships, research 
assistantships, support for research summer institutes, and conference travel 
support.

About the Department 

In addition to literature, the Department of French has faculty representing a broad 
spectrum of fields including theoretical and applied linguistics, second language 
acquisition and teacher education (SLATE), cinema studies, civilization, cultural 
studies, gender and women's studies, and post-colonial theory.

In French linguistics and SLATE, there is currently a cohort of 15 graduate 
students and 4 full-time faculty members: Zsuzsanna Fagyal, Peter Golato, 
Cristina Toharia, and Annie Tremblay. In addition to its degree programs, students 
in the Department can obtain certificates in SLATE and in Translation Studies. 

Students in French linguistics and SLATE receive extensive training that enables 
them to do strong empirical research on the form, use, and acquisition, and 
teaching of the French language. Areas of specialization include bilingualism and 
language contact, dialectology, phonetics/phonology, psycholinguistics, 
sociolinguistics, second language acquisition, second language pedagogy, second 
language pragmatics, and second language speech and sentence processing.

The French linguistics and SLATE programs are interdisciplinary and have strong 
ties with the Departments of German, Educational Psychology, Linguistics, 
Psychology, and Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese, as well as with researchers at 
the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science. Students in French linguistics and 
SLATE have access to research facilities such as the Illinois Phonetics and 
Phonology Lab, the Second Language Acquisition and Bilingualism Lab, and other 
state-of-the-art research labs at the Beckman Institute. The University's world-
renowned Library, ranked among the top public libraries in the US, affords online 
subscription to a large number of academic journals. The Department also offers 
non-native speakers of French the opportunity to participate in year-long exchange 
programs with Dijon, Liège, Lyon, Metz, Poitiers, and Quebec. 

In the past 5 years, the Department has placed 100% of its graduating PhD 
students in top research institutions (e.g., Indiana University, University of Texas). 
85% of these placements were in tenure-track positions. 

For further information about the Department, including how to apply to the 
graduate program, go to http://www.french.uiuc.edu/grad/application.html or write 
to french at illinois.edu. 

Application Deadline: 17-Dec-2010 

Web Address for Applications: http://www.grad.uiuc.edu/admissions/apply/ 

Contact Information: 
	Prof. Annie Tremblay 
	atrembla at illinois.edu  



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