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Subject: 27.5196, Support: General Linguistics / United Kingdom

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Date: Fri, 16 Dec 2016 19:13:02
From: Eva Schultze-Berndt [eva.schultze-berndt at manchester.ac.uk]
Subject: General Linguistics, PhD, University of Manchester, United Kingdom

 Institution/Organization: University of Manchester, UK 
Department: Linguistics and English Language 
Web Address: http://www.alc.manchester.ac.uk/linguistics-and-english-language/ 

Level: PhD 

Duties: Research
Specialty Areas: General Linguistics 


The Department of Linguistics and English Language at the University of
Manchester, UK, invites applications from outstanding students for 2017-18
entry (start September 2017) for the following degree programmes:

- 1+3 (MA + PhD) programme in Linguistics (4 years)
- PhD in English Language (3 years)
- PhD in Linguistics (3 years)

High-quality proposals from students with an excellent track record will be
eligible for a range of competitive scholarships. The President’s Doctoral
Scholarship (PDS) and the scholarships awarded by the School of Arts,
Languages and Cultures are open to students from all nationalities (3 year
programmes only). Scholarships funded by the UK’s Arts and Humanities Research
Council (AHRC) and Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) are only open
to UK and EU nationals, and only UK nationals are eligible for a maintenance
award under the latter schemes.

In order to be eligible for these scholarships, applicants will need to apply
for a place on their chosen programme by 20 January 2017. The submission date
for most of the scholarship applications is 10 February 2017. For details
about the individual scholarships and the application process, see

Potential applicants should, in the first instance, consider our department
members areas of research expertise. See

The Department of Linguistics and English Language at the University of
Manchester is an international centre for Linguistics and English Language,
with 20 full-time members of staff and approximately 25 Postgraduate Research
students. It is unique in the UK and beyond in the breadth of subject areas
and theoretical approaches represented by its members, many of whom are
internationally renowned scholars in their specialisms. Areas of expertise
include variationist sociolinguistics, language contact, forensic linguistics,
phonetics and phonology, morphology, syntax, cognitive linguistics, semantics,
pragmatics, historical linguistics, dialectology, first language acquisition,
and linguistic typology. We encourage the analysis of lesser described
varieties and languages in all of these areas.

In their research, members of the department combine the advancement of
theoretical approaches with a strong concern for their empirical and
methodological foundations, including quantitative analysis, corpus analysis,
fieldwork, and experimental methods. Each member of staff also has a special
interest in particular languages and language families. For more information
about the research interests of individual members of staff and current
postgraduate students, please visit

Projects of particular interest to members of the department include, but are
not limited to, the study of semantic/pragmatic change, grammaticalization and
constructionalization, historical corpus research, urban multilingualism,
information structure, the phonetics-phonology and the phonology-morphology
interface, phonetic variation and change, pragmatic markers, prelinguistic
communication, parts of speech, spatial expressions, causatives, negation,
pluractionality, ideophones, language policy and planning, and interactional
PhD students in Linguistics and English Language are part of the diverse and
dynamic postgraduate community of the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
and of an outstanding and collegial research environment in the department.

Application Deadline: 20-Jan-2017 

Web Address for Applications: http://www.alc.manchester.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-research/applying/ 

Contact Information: 
	Prof Eva Schultze-Berndt 
	eva.schultze-berndt at manchester.ac.uk  


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