24.60, Support: Language Documentation, Austro-Asiatic, Tibeto-Burman, Makasai-Alor-Pantar: PhD Student, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

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Subject: 24.60, Support: Language Documentation, Austro-Asiatic, Tibeto-Burman, Makasai-Alor-Pantar: PhD Student, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

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Date: Tue, 08 Jan 2013 13:51:36
From: Alexander Coupe [arcoupe at ntu.edu.sg]
Subject: Language Documentation, Austro-Asiatic, Tibeto-Burman, Makasai-Alor-Pantar: PhD Student, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

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 Institution/Organization: Nanyang Technological University 
Department: Division of Linguistics and Multilingual Studies 
Web Address: http://linguistics.hss.ntu.edu.sg/Pages/default.aspx 

Level: PhD 

Duties: Research,Teaching
 
Specialty Areas: Language Documentation 
 

                      Austro-Asiatic 
                      Makasai-Alor-Pantar 
                      Tibeto-Burman 

Description:

PhDs in Language documentation and description 
Division of Linguistics and Multilingual Studies, Nanyang Technological
University, Singapore

The Division of Linguistics and Multilingual Studies (LMS)at Nanyang
Technological University, Singapore, invites suitably qualified people to
apply to undertake doctoral research on an Austroasiatic, Tibeto-Burman, or
Papuan language in one of four regional hotspots of multilingualism (fieldwork
sites have been identified in north-east India, northern Thailand, peninsular
Malaysia and eastern Indonesia), leading to a comprehensive grammatical
description of that language. Prior knowledge of Hindi/Assamese, Thai or Malay
would be a distinct advantage. These grammatical descriptions will contribute
data to a major interdisciplinary research project titled 'Exploring the
crossroads of linguistic diversity: language contact in South-East Asia'
funded by the Singaporean Ministry of Education (MOE) Tier 2 Research Grant
Scheme. For a brief description, see
http://linguistics.hss.ntu.edu.sg/AboutLMS/newsevents/Documents/ACTier2news.pd
f.

Ideal applicants will have a solid grounding in general linguistics and
already hold an MA, or a BA with a good Honours grade. PhD candidates can
anticipate doing one year of graduate coursework, followed by three years of
empirically-based research. After completion of the coursework year,
candidates will undertake a 9-12 month period of fieldwork that will involve
living in a speech community to record and analyse linguistic data. S/he will
then return to Singapore to complete the first draft of a grammar and prepare
the corpus of materials for archiving. A second trip of approximately 4 months
will be made in the final year to check the analysis. While based in
Singapore, graduates will be given the opportunity to develop their teaching
skills by assisting faculty members in running undergraduate courses.

Outstanding applicants will be offered the NTU Research Scholarship. This
starts at SGD $2000/mth for international students, rising to SGD $2500/mth
after confirmation. The duration of the scholarship is for four years subject
to satisfactory performance, and the above-mentioned research project will
provide PhD candidates with additional funding to cover their related
fieldwork and travel expenses. Interested applicants should contact Dr.
Alexander Coupe arcoupe at ntu.edu.sg to discuss a possible research project in
northeastern India or Mainland Southeast Asia. Applicants interested in
working in eastern Indonesia should contact Dr. František Kratochvíl
fkratochvil at ntu.edu.sg. The deadline for receipt of applications is 31 January
2013. Applicants receiving offers of scholarships and candidature will be
expected to start in August, 2013.

For further information pertaining to graduate study at NTU and research
scholarships, see:
http://www.ntu.edu.sg/HSS/Linguistics/Graduate/Pages/default.aspx.
 

Application Deadline: 31-Jan-2013 

Web Address for Applications: http://admissions.ntu.edu.sg/graduate/Pages/default.aspx 

Contact Information: 
	Dr Alexander Coupe 
arcoupe at ntu.edu.sg 
Phone:+65 6592 1567 
Fax:+65 6795 6525  





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