[Lingtyp] Funded PhD and MSc opportunities at University of Alberta - Indigenous Languages

Antti Arppe arppe at ualberta.ca
Mon Dec 10 21:24:39 UTC 2018

[Apologies for any cross-posting; please feel free to disseminate to 
anyone you might deem interested in these opportunities.]

The Department of Linguistics at the University of Alberta, 
which celebrates its 50th Anniversary this year, offers *funded MSc and 
PhD positions for prospective graduate students interested to learn and 
conduct research with our vibrant team of faculty members, graduate 
students, and other academics in state-of-the-art research facilities.

*The application deadline is January 10, 2018*.

In recognition of the department’s leading position in multiple 
sub-areas of linguistics, the University has made significant 
investments in departmental support, including six new faculty members, 
and new and expanded research laboratories and community engagement 
spaces, strengthening the department’s competencies in the study of 
language (see https://www.ualberta.ca/linguistics/people), in particular 
Indigenous Languages and their Sustainability including

— Documentation and fieldwork on languages of Canada, Mexico and the US, 
and the Amazon (Arppe, Beck, Lachler, Rice, Rosés Labrada)
— The first and second language acquisition of American Indigenous 
languages (Chee, Lachler)
— Indigenous Language Sustainability and Revitalization (Chee, Lachler, 
Rice, Rosés Labrada)
— Language technology and linguistic software applications for 
Indigenous languages (Arppe)
— Phonetics of Indigenous Languages (Tucker)
— Indigenous language lexicography (Beck, Lachler, Rosés Labrada)
— Historical linguistics of the languages of the Americas (Beck, Rosés 

Our research labs include the Language Documentation Research Cluster 
(http://ldrc.artsrn.ualberta.ca/), which has state-of-the-art computing 
and audio/video recording equipment for on-site and off-site data 
collection and processing, and the Alberta Language Technology Lab 
(http://altlab.artsrn.ualberta.ca/), which is engaged in the development 
of computational models and various end-user software applications and 
resources for several Indigenous languages spoken in North America. We 
also work closely with the Alberta Phonetics Lab 
(https://aphl.artsrn.ualberta.ca) and have access to a number of 
sound-treated booths for high-quality audio recording. Additionally, our 
students benefit from our close ties with the Canadian Indigenous 
Languages and Literacy Development Institute 
and regularly gain experience working as interns for CILLDI programs.

Accepted graduate students are provided four years of funding for the 
PhD and two years of funding for the MSc in the form of TA and RA 
stipends. Other support for research and conference travel, attending 
and hosting disciplinary events, and obtaining tools for research is 
also available. The department offers cutting-edge training in 
statistical techniques and various research methodologies. Opportunities 
for within-discipline and cross-disciplinary collaboration are also 

For more information on the department and the graduate admissions 
process, please visit our departmental website 
at:  https://www.ualberta.ca/linguistics, or contact Associate Chair 
Graduate Juhani Järvikivi (linggrad at ualberta.ca). If you would like to 
meet with the department representative at LSA 2019, please 
contact linggrad at ualberta.ca.

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