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Funded PhD studentship: ‘Eavesdropping on our past: Mapping the oral soundscape of Northern Irish English - AEDEI
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Funded PhD studentship: ‘Eavesdropping on our past: Mapping the oral soundscape of Northern Irish English

Funded PhD studentship: ‘Eavesdropping on our past: Mapping the oral soundscape of Northern Irish English’. 

Location: Newcastle University and Queen’s University Belfast

Newcastle University and Queen’s University Belfast invite applications for a full-time PhD studentship, funded by the Northern Bridge Doctoral Training Partnership under the Collaborative Doctoral Award scheme. The Doctoral student will work with supervisors in Newcastle and Belfast and in collaboration with National Museums Northern Ireland, on a project entitled ‘Eavesdropping on our past: Mapping the oral soundscape of Northern Irish English’. 

Full details of the project are available here

Closing date: Applicants must complete their chosen University’s online postgraduate application form and submit it (in this case via the application portal to Newcastle University or Queen’s University Belfast) by 16:00 on Wednesday 13th January 2021.

Candidate specifications: Applicants must possess (i) a primary degree (with at least 2.1. Honours or equivalent) including substantial coverage of topics in language and linguistics, specifically including language transcription (orthographic and phonetic); and (ii) a Masters degree in language and/or linguistics (at or around distinction grade or equivalent). Applicants’ ability to produce appropriate language transcription will be tested at interview. For further details of essential and desirable criteria for the project, see the project description. Additional eligibility criteria are available here.

Potential applicants are invited to contact the project supervisors before submitting an application: Professor Karen Corrigan (k.p.corrigan@ncl.ac.uk) in Newcastle, and Professor Joan Rahilly (J.Rahilly@qub.ac.uk) in Queen’s University, Belfast. Interviews are expected to take place during the week commencing 8th February, 2021. Results will be announced from Thursday 15th April, 2021.  Successful candidates are expected to accept (or decline) their award within two weeks of notification of the outcome.

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