LINGUIST List 25.282
Jan 16 2014
French, German, Discourse Analysis, Pragmatics,
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Uliana Kazagasheva <ulianalinguistlist.org>
From: DISONEX ERC project
Subject: Discourse Analysis:
PhD Student, University of Warwick, United
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Department: Centre for Applied Linguistics
Institution/Organization: University of
Duties: Research,Project Work
Specialty Areas: Discourse Analysis;
PhD Research Studentship, Centre for Applied
Linguistics, University of Warwick, Coventry,
Project Title: Analysis of (academic) discourse
in the Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH)
Start date: October 2014 (subject to
The DISCONEX research group 'The Discursive
Construction of Academic Excellence.
Classifying Academic Researchers in the Social
Sciences and Humanities', led by Professor
Johannes Angermuller (Centre for Applied
Linguistics, University of Warwick) is looking
for candidates for a funded PhD position at the
crossroads of language and society. Against a
background in linguistics and sociology,
DISCONEX studies academic discourse as a
positioning and classifying practice of
researchers, their everyday practices and tacit
knowledges in the social sciences and
humanities. By having recourse to qualitative
methods and constructivist theories in social
research, the group places a particular
emphasis on the social uses of academic
publications in view of qualitative approaches
to 'academic excellence' (for more details
another stipend will be available from the
French partner institution, CEMS/EHESS,
The PhD projects will be in the domain of the
Social Sciences and Humanities Studies and
should focus on the discursive and social
dynamics among researchers in the SSH (except
economics) in the English-speaking and possibly
French- or German-speaking worlds. The group
will offer a vibrant intellectual atmosphere in
an international setting.
Awards: 1 stipend available.
The scholarship will pay an annual stipend
(beginning at £13,726). Funding may be
available for student fees, subject to
Length of Award: 3 years (PhD).
Eligibility: Open to Home/EU and Overseas
Conditions of Application:
1. PhD project on one of the domains of the
DISCONEX project under the supervision of
Johannes Angermuller. A short presentation of
DISCONEX can be found on the web site (http://www.johannes-angermuller.net/DISCONEX).
We do not study teaching-related discourse.
2. The successful applicant who is offered the
DISCONEX studentship will subsequently need to
submit a separate online application for PhD
study to Warwick's Graduate School.
1. Candidates should have a Master's (or
equivalent), obtained before September 2014
e.g. in discourse analysis, pragmatics,
linguistics. Applications from adjacent
backgrounds such as qualitative social
research, communication, Science and Technology
Studies and / or sociology of science are
2. Candidates should be familiar with at least
one of the following academic systems: U.S.,
France, Germany, UK.
3. Strong research orientation, international
experience and interest in collaborative
4. Contribution to project-related tasks such
as data collection (interviews, documents,
participant observation etc.) and analysis
(written and oral discourse), workshops,
conferences, publication of results.
5. Participation in the activities of the
DiscourseNet network (http://www.discourseanalysis.net).
6. Excellent command of English, preferably of
German and French as well.
1. Motivation letter laying out the reasons for
applying to the DISCONEX group
2. Research project (ca. 5 pages) with
preliminary or developed ideas about the state
of the research, research question, research
object and method. The quality of the proposal
will be crucial for selecting the
3. Curriculum vitae.
4. Two reference letters may be requested from
5. Copies of diplomas and grades.
6. The application documents are sent in a
single pdf file by mail to Ronny Scholz.
Applications Deadline: 16-Apr-2014
Mailing Address for Applications:
Prof Johannes Angermuller Centre for Applied
Linguistics Coventry CV4 7AL United Kingdom
Web Address for Applications:
Ronny Scholz disconexlive.warwick.ac.uk Phone:+44 24 765
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