USA: General Linguistics Scholarship
General Linguistics: MA / MSc Student, LINGUIST List, USA
University or Organization: LINGUIST List
Rank: MA / MSc
We are now soliciting applications from qualified graduate students for LINGUIST List Research Assistantships. Be supported through your M.A. degree while becoming part of a resource which is a mainstay in the field.
Our RAs come into direct, daily contact with the linguistic community editing announcements for a variety of linguistics-related topics. LINGUIST List also focuses on web design, where RAs have the opportunity to learn programs like ColdFusion, Adobe Photoshop, basic UNIX programming and database design. A third focus of RA work is the development of internet infrastructure for the discipline, as well as language technology to support language documentation. Current development projects include:
- The newly redesigned Linguistic Society of America (LSA) website (http://lsadc.org/)
- The E-MELD (Electronic Metastructure for Endangered Languages Data) project which develops tools and standards for the digital archiviing of documentation of endangered languages
- The DATA project, conducted in partnership with the Alaska Native Language Archive, which is designed to digitize a large body of material on the Athabascan language Dena'ina
- The LL-MAP project, conducted in partnership with the U. of Stockholm, which involves the development of an interactive map interface showing the distribution of language resources and language speakers
- The Multitree project, which will develop a digital library of all language relationships hypothesized by scholars
For more information on LINGUIST List opportunities, see:
In an effort to maintain the international character of the list, we welcome applications from students outside the USA. Assistantship holders must have a good command of written English and be degree-seeking students at a LINGUIST home university (below). A LINGUIST fellow receives a full tuition waiver (for 18 graduate credit hours per year) plus a 9-month stipend of approximately $8500.
International students should submit applications before the February 1, 2006.
US Citizens may submit until March 1, 2006.
Eastern Michigan University:
Eastern Michigan U. offers a B.A. and M.A. in descriptive and theoretical linguistics, as well as a post-M.A. Certificate in Language Technology.
The M.A. program has particular strengths in formal syntax, documentary linguistics, and language technology. The M.A. curriculum offers a solid foundation for further study in linguistics - well over half of Eastern Michigan M.A. candidates go on to Ph.D. programs in linguistics.
EMU is situated in Ypsilanti, MI (about 5 miles from Ann Arbor) in a very active
linguistics community. For more information about the Eastern Michigan University graduate program, contact:
Professor Daniel Seely, Graduate Advisor, Linguistics Program Dept. of English Language and Literature Eastern Michigan UYpsilanti, MI 48197
Wayne State University:
The MA in Linguistics at Wayne State University is an interdisciplinary degree which provides students with a solid grounding in descriptive and theoretical linguistics. The linguistics faculty are housed in a number of departments at Wayne: English, Romance Languages and Linguistics, Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology, Psychology, Anthropology, and Near Eastern and Asian Studies. Current strengths are in the areas of discourse analysis, historical linguistics, language processing, phonetics, Romance linguistics, and syntax. The diverse city of Detroit affords students a rich laboratory for linguistic research. For more information about the MA
in Linguistics at Wayne State University, contact student advisor:
Professor Martha Ratliff, Linguistics Program
5057 Woodward Ave., Room 10303
Detroit, MI 48202
For more information about LINGUIST List Assistantships, contact:
Helen Aristar-Dry hdry@...