24.2231, Support: English, Diachronic Discourse Analysis, Text/Corpus Linguistics: PhD Student, University of Birmingham, UK

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Subject: 24.2231, Support: English, Diachronic Discourse Analysis, Text/Corpus Linguistics: PhD Student, University of Birmingham, UK

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Date: Wed, 29 May 2013 13:56:58
From: Alison Sealey [a.j.sealey at bham.ac.uk]
Subject: English, Diachronic Discourse Analysis, Text/Corpus Linguistics: PhD Student, University of Birmingham, UK

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 Institution/Organization: University of Birmingham 
Web Address: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/calgs/scholarships/phd-corpus-linguistics.aspx 

Level: PhD 

Duties: Research,Project Work
Specialty Areas: Discourse Analysis; Text/Corpus Linguistics 
Diachronic Discourse Analysis 
Required Language(s): English (eng)


PhD Studentship in Corpus linguistics / Applied Linguistics 
at the University of Birmingham

The research project 'People, products, pests and pets: the discursive
representation of animals' (Leverhulme £249K) will run at King's College
London and The University of Birmingham from September 2013-2016.

To work on the project, we are seeking applications for 2 three-year PhD
studentships (one at King’s, one in Birmingham).  This advertisement relates
to the studentship at the University of Birmingham.  The King’s studentship is
advertised separately.

The successful applicant will receive an annual maintenance grant of £13,590
and an annual contribution of £3,828 towards payment of their fees. (The
annual fee for 2013-14 is £3,925.) The successful applicant will have already
completed Master’s study with a research training component at the time of
beginning their PhD.

The PhD student will use corpus analytic techniques to investigate ways in
which animals have been represented in English discourse in the previous two
centuries. This research will entail the collection and analysis of a
diachronic corpus of texts, working in liaison with the project team and under
the supervision of Dr Alison Sealey and Dr Mel Evans. We will expect intensive
participation by the student in the main study during their first year,
followed by more independent study in the following years. The precise focus
of the research will be negotiated with the best applicant, but potential
topics include: the language used in wildlife broadcasts from the earliest
examples to 2000; newspaper reports featuring stories about wild / domestic /
farmed animals 1800 – 2000; archival texts from organisations represented in
the main project, such as the RSPCA, from its inception in 1824 to 2000.

Application Deadline: 12-Jun-2013 

Web Address for Applications: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/calgs/scholarships/phd-corpus-linguistics.aspx 

Contact Information: 
	Dr Alison Sealey 
a.j.sealey at bham.ac.uk  

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