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LINGUIST List 19.1958

Fri Jun 20 2008

Support: Languages, Linguistics, Translation Studies: PhD Student, Aston U

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        1.    Ramesh Krishnamurthy, Languages, Linguistics, Translation Studies: PhD Student, Aston University, United Kingdom

Message 1: Languages, Linguistics, Translation Studies: PhD Student, Aston University, United Kingdom
Date: 19-Jun-2008
From: Ramesh Krishnamurthy <r.krishnamurthyaston.ac.uk>
Subject: Languages, Linguistics, Translation Studies: PhD Student, Aston University, United Kingdom
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Institution/Organization: Aston University
Department: School of Languages and Social Sciences
Web Address: http://www1.aston.ac.uk/lss/

Level: PhD

Duties: Research

Job Rank: PhD

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics
Languages, Linguistics, Translation Studies


Three-year Fees-only PhD Bursaries in Languages and Social Sciences

The School of Languages and Social Sciences at Aston University is offering four
three-year fees-only bursaries to students who already have, or who will have
completed at the latest by October 2008, a Masters degree in a relevant subject
area. The bursaries will enable students to undertake research in any of the
School's areas of academic endeavour: English, French, German, Politics &
International Relations, Sociology, Spanish and Translation Studies. The
School's vibrant research culture - Grade 5 rating in the last RAE - and the
rapidly expanding cohort of full-time research students, provides a stimulating
intellectual environment.

Research areas include:

English: corpus linguistics; discourse analysis, including CDA; forensic
linguistics; literary linguistics; sociolinguistics and TESOL.

French : French political institutions, political leadership and social
movements; writing, politics and gender; French language acquisition and
development; linguistic semantics; French media and cultural policy; French
literature and philosophy.

German: Modern German and Austrian culture and literature; German film studies;
German history; German-Jewish studies; sociolinguistics (multilingualism,
migrant and minority languages, dialect - standard contact in the German
speaking countries); Low German and Yiddish.

Spanish: Contemporary Spanish literature and cultural studies; women studies;
translation; sociolinguistics; second language teaching and Latin American
political discourse.

Translation Studies: Translation and politics; translation history; translation
and ethnography; translation and advertising; corpus analysis for translation;
translation didactics and translator training.

The value of the bursary, £3,300, is sufficient to cover Home/EU fees for
2008-9, and will rise annually as the university's fees increase in step with
inflation. An overseas student could set the bursary against the normal annual
overseas registration fees, which for 2008-9 are £9,500, thereby reducing the
fees payable to £6,200.

If you wish to apply, please complete and submit, as soon as possible, an
electronic PhD application form, which can be downloaded from the University's
website. This will enable us to check that no necessary details are missing.
Your application should also include a CV, as well as a 2-3,000 word research
proposal and the names of two academic referees. To speed up the process, please
ask your referees to send their references immediately by post or by email to Ms
Margarita Seresht, (see below for address).

If you are not a native speaker of English, proof of English language competence
will be necessary, usually in the form of a TOEFL or IELTS test score. The
minimum test scores are as follows:

- TOEFL: 610 (paper-based) or 253 (computer-based) or 101/102 (Internet-based)
- IELTS: 7.0 (minimum 7.0 in writing, and 6.0 in speaking, listening and reading)

Applications for the studentship should be sent to Ms Margarita Seresht. Please
mark the envelope with the phrase 'PhD Bursary Application'.

Applications Deadline: 31-Jul-2008

Mailing Address for Applications:
        Attn: Ms Margarita Seresht
        School of Languages and Social Sciences
        Aston University, Aston Triangle
        Birmingham West Midlands B4 7ET
        United Kingdom

Web Address for Applications: http://www1.aston.ac.uk/lss/research/researchdegrees/pgresapp/

Contact Information:
        Ms Margarita Seresht
        Phone:+44 (0)121 204 3760
        Fax:+44 (0)121 204 3766

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