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

Cardiff School of English, Communication and Philosophy

About the Programme

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. 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 2021 and will cover your tuition fees as well as a maintenance grant (currently £15,285 p.a. for 2012/21 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 2021 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.

Applications are invited from exceptional candidates with a first class or strong upper second-class honours degree, or appropriate Master’s degree. The University values diversity and equality at all levels and encourages applications from all sections of the community, irrespective of age, disability, sex, gender identity, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief and sexual orientation.  In line with our commitment to supporting and promoting equality, diversity and inclusion, and to increase recruitment of currently underrepresented groups, applications from Black British, Asian British, minority ethnicity British and mixed race British candidates are particularly encouraged and welcomed. We welcome applications for both full and part-time study, and studentships are available as either ‘1+3’ (i.e. one full time year of research training Master’s followed by three years of full-time Doctoral study, or the part-time equivalent), or ‘+3’ (i.e. three years of full-time doctoral study or its part-time equivalent), depending on the needs of the applicant.

The closing deadline for applications is 12 noon on 3 February 2021. Short-listed applicants will be invited to interview.

 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

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 2021. 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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How good is research at Cardiff University in English Language and Literature?

FTE Category A staff submitted: 24.01

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