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PhD studentship – Linguistics

9 November 2016

ESRC DTP General studentships

Linguistics Pathway

The Centre for Language and Communication Research (CLCR) at Cardiff University and the Language Research Centre (LRC) at Swansea University, supported by the ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership for Wales (Wales DTP), invite applications for PhD study in Linguistics, with the possibility of being awarded a fully-funded ESRC DTP Studentship, available to start in October 2017.

The partnership between CLCR and LRC provides a focussed body of expertise in the core sub-areas of linguistics listed below, from which we expect to make doctoral studentship awards:

  • Systemic Functional Linguistics
  • Socio-cultural approaches to language and communication
  • Health Communication
  • Forensic Linguistics
  • Second language acquisition
  • Lexis
  • Media discourse
  • Language as professional practice
  • Institutional discourse
  • Phonetics and Phonology
  • Corpus Linguistics
  • Sociolinguistics

Successful PhD researchers will become part of a dynamic hub for the development of new theory at the interface of language form, function, use and processing. They will benefit from a long history of research and postgraduate teaching collaboration between CLCR and LRC, including access to all research seminars and social events (e.g. summer PGR conference).

Applications are invited from exceptional candidates with a first class or strong upper second class honours degree, or appropriate Master’s degree. The Wales DTP values diversity and equality at all levels and encourages applications from all sections of the community where the eligibility criteria is satisfied.  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 Masters 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.


For initial enquiries contact

Dr Gerard O’Grady (, Cardiff Linguistics Pathway Convenor.

Professor Nuria Lorenzo-Dus (, Swansea Linguistics Pathway Lead.


Applications welcomed by 1 February 2017 (12 noon).