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ESRC Wales Doctoral Training Partnership: Fully Funded General Studentships - Linguistics pathway

  • Funded PhD Programme (European/UK Students Only)
    Funded PhD Programme (European/UK Students Only)

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The Centre for Language and Communication Research (CLCR) at Cardiff University, School of English, Communication and Philosophy, and the Applied Linguistics - Language Research Centre (AL- LRC) at Swansea University, supported by the ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership for Wales (Wales DTP), invites applications for PhD study, with the possibility of being awarded a fully-funded ESRC DTP Studentship, available to start in October 2020.

We expect to make doctoral studentship awards in the following areas.
• Socio-cultural approaches to language and communication
• Language description
• Sociolinguistics and (historical) language change
• Discourse analysis
• Critical discourse analysis
• Systemic functional linguistics/Systemic functional grammar
• Forensic Linguistics, language and the law
• First and Second Language Acquisition
• Lexis/lexical studies
• Corpus Linguistics, Corpus-informed discourse analysis
• Metaphor
• Linguistic ethnography, social practices approaches to literacies
• Intercultural communication
• Intonation and information structure
• Healthcare communication, dementia communication, lifespan communication
• Media discourse, new media discourse
• Visual and multimodal communication, non-verbal communication
• Comic and graphic novels
• Language as professional practice
• Institutional and workplace discourse
• Phonetics and Phonology

The Cardiff University Linguistics Pathway lead is Dr Gerard O'Grady ().

Applications are invited from exceptional candidates with a first class or strong upper second class honours degree, or appropriate Master's degree. We welcome applications for both full and part-time study, and studentships are available as either ‘1+3' or ‘+3' depending on the needs of the applicant.

These studentships are ‘open' awards. Applicants should consider approaching a potential supervisor before submitting their application to confirm that there is appropriate supervisory capacity within the University and to discuss their draft application. Information on the research interests of Cardiff University staff can be found here:

Studentship Awards commence in October 2020 and will cover your tuition fees as well as a maintenance grant (currently £15,009 p.a. for 2019/20 for full-time students, updated each year); and includes access to an additional Research Training Support Grant (RTSG), though an element of this latter fund may be ‘pooled' and require separate applications from 2020 onwards. There are other opportunities and benefits available to studentship holders, including an overseas fieldwork allowance (if applicable), internship opportunities, overseas institutional visits and other small grants.

The closing deadline for applications is 12 noon on Monday 3 February 2020. Short-listed applicants will be invited to interview, which are expected to take place in late February/early March 2020.

Funding Notes

How to apply:
Applicants to Cardiff University need to apply to the PhD Language and Communication (View Website) by the deadline 12 noon 3 February 2020. Please include 'ESRC' in the funding section of the PhD application form. Please also upload the following supporting documents;
1. Covering Letter
2, Degree certificates and transcripts
3. Two academic references
4. CV
5. Research Proposal
Please contact for advice on the supporting documents.

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