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LINGUIST List 20.1583

Fri Apr 24 2009

Support: Various Langs & Variation and Change: PhD Student, U of Exeter

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        1.    Aidan Coveney, Various Languages & Variation and Change: PhD Student, University of Exeter, United Kingdom

Message 1: Various Languages & Variation and Change: PhD Student, University of Exeter, United Kingdom
Date: 23-Apr-2009
From: Aidan Coveney <a.b.coveneyex.ac.uk>
Subject: Various Languages & Variation and Change: PhD Student, University of Exeter, United Kingdom
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Institution/Organization: University of Exeter, U.K.
Department: Modern Languages
Web Address: http://www.sall.ex.ac.uk/languages

Level: PhD

Duties: Research,Teaching

Job Rank: PhD

Specialty Areas: Sociolinguistics
Variation, Change, Contact
Required Language(s): English (eng)
                            French (fra)
                            Italian (ita)
                            Romanian (ron)
                            Spanish (spa)


The Department of Modern Languages is seeking to award a number of studentships
for doctoral research, to run for three years from October 2009 to September
2012. In addition to their doctoral research, the successful applicants will be
required to teach French or Spanish Language (180 hours in each academic year).
Their tuition fees will be waived, and they will receive remuneration in the
form of a Postgraduate Teaching Bursary of £10,000 per annum.

To apply you must be:
- able to demonstrate outstanding potential for doctoral research in the
Department of Modern Languages at Exeter. (Normally, candidates will have
successfully completed a relevant Masters degree by the end of September 2009);
- a native speaker of French and currently have an excellent command of spoken
and written French;
- able to demonstrate willingness and aptitude to teach and assess
French/Spanish (written and spoken) to our undergraduates. (Students have
normally studied French for seven years at school.)

Visit www.exeter.ac.uk/languages for information about the expertise of
potential supervisors and about our department. You are encouraged to study this
information, and to contact potential supervisors for informal discussion prior
to submitting your application. It is essential that there is a potential
supervisor in the department for your proposed research topic.

For applicants specialising in linguistics, details of the potential supervisors
can be found at:

How to apply:
To apply, please post or email the following documents to the contact address
given below by Friday 15 May 2009.

1. A completed University of Exeter application form (in hardcopy), available at
2. The names and e-mail addresses of two people who will be able to provide an
academic reference for you.
3. A Curriculum Vitae.
4. A 750 word outline proposal for your Ph.D. research, identifying research
aims and questions, methodology, any required resources and/or sources, and
accompanied by a bibliography.

Send the documents to the address provided below, or e-mail them to

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to interview at the end of May or early June.

Applications Deadline: 15-May-2009

Mailing Address for Applications:
        Attn: The Postgraduate Administrator
        School of Arts, Languages and Literatures
        University of Exeter
        Queen’s Building
        Exeter, EX4 4QH

Web Address for Applications: http://www.sall.ex.ac.uk/

Contact Information:
        Dr Aidan Coveney

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