24.2012, Support: English, Sociolinguistics: PhD Student, University of Bern, Switzerland

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Subject: 24.2012, Support: English, Sociolinguistics: PhD Student, University of Bern, Switzerland

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Date: Fri, 10 May 2013 14:33:56
From: Kellie Goncalves [goncalves at ens.unibe.ch]
Subject: English, Sociolinguistics: PhD Student, University of Bern, Switzerland

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 Institution/Organization: University of Bern, Switzerland 
Department: Department of English Languages and Literatures 
Web Address: http://www.ens.unibe.ch/content/studies/index_eng.html 

Level: PhD 

Duties: Research,Project Work
 
Specialty Areas: Sociolinguistics 
English Linguistics 
Required Language(s): English (eng)

Description:

The Department of English Languages and Literatures at the University of Bern
in Switzerland is offering a doctoral studentship, financed by the Swiss
National Foundation, to work alongside another PhD student on a project
entitled “Contact, mobility and authenticity: language ideologies in
koineisation and creolisation”. The successful student will work on language
ideologies in public discourses about the development and legitimisation of
new dialects in New Zealand and Southern England since 1945. The project is
supervised by Prof David Britain.

The Department offers teaching and supervision in English linguistics,
literature and cultural studies from BA, through MA and PhD to ‘Habilitation’,
and participates in interdisciplinary research centres organised within the
Faculty of Humanities, esp. the Center for the Study of Language and Society
(http://www.csls.unibe.ch/content/index_eng.html). The Faculty’s Centers along
with IASH - the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities and Social
Sciences (http://www.iash.unibe.ch/content/index_eng.html) - organise
programmes at PhD level that combine research workshops with academic
professional development training.

The studentship provides a generous salary but does not cover the university’s
(minimal) registration and tuition fees (Registration fee CHF100 paid at the
time of formal application to enter the university as a student; Tuition fees
CHF200 per semester (CHF1= (approx.) US$1.07 = GB£0.69 = Euro0.81). There are
two semesters per year. Funding is available for three years from August 1st
2013.

For more information about the Department, browse the following site:
http://www.ens.unibe.ch. The working language of the Department is English,
and the PhD would be written in English, but the working language of the
Faculty is German. The community language is Bernese German. Having some
German or the commitment to learn it is therefore required. All applicants
must have an MA in English, English Linguistics, Linguistics, Sociolinguistics
or a closely related topic.

Applications should be sent as one pdf file to Mrs Hilary Sharp, secretary in
the Department (hilary.sharp at ens.unibe.ch) to arrive no later than 18th June
2013. They should contain a covering letter that demonstrates how previous
academic experience and expertise connects with the topic of the PhD, a CV,
and an outline of MA dissertation topic. Informal skype interviews, if
necessary, will be held in the week beginning June 24th 2013, so please
indicate your availability during that week.
 

Application Deadline: 18-Jun-2013 

Mailing Address for Applications:
	Attn: Ms Hilary Sharp 
Länggassstrasse 49 
Bern 3000 
Switzerland 
	
Contact Information: 
	Prof. David Britain 
david.britain at ens.unibe.ch  





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