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Expertise of research area
natural language processing; language education; language research; languages; linguistics and phonetics; Psychology

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We offer research supervision in major areas within the language sciences, with particular strengths in bi/multilingualism, language acquisition,?speech processing, psycholinguistics,?discourse analysis,?sociolinguistics, language contact and change,?morpho-syntax and pragmatics.?

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<p>We offer research supervision in major areas within the language sciences, with particular strengths in bi/multilingualism, language acquisition, speech processing, psycholinguistics, discourse analysis, sociolinguistics, language contact and change, morpho-syntax and pragmatics.&nbsp;</p> <p>For more information, please refer to the individual staff research pages to see if your proposed topic aligns with our individual expertise. The admissions officer will be able to decide on the suitability of the research project and the availability of supervision only after the applicant has produced a research proposal.</p> <p>Please note Linguistics &amp; Phonetics staff cannot support projects focusing on the pedagogical aspects of language learning and teaching.</p>

<h2 class="heading">How to apply</h2>

<p paraeid="{a6ad39e9-79df-4f15-8c91-32a8eb728c16}{53}" paraid="1972585078">&nbsp;</p> <p paraeid="{a6ad39e9-79df-4f15-8c91-32a8eb728c16}{57}" paraid="2140525179">You can apply for and begin a research degree at any time of the year.&nbsp;</p> <p paraeid="{a6ad39e9-79df-4f15-8c91-32a8eb728c16}{63}" paraid="834192320">However, we recommend you contact the School before submitting an application and make sure you give yourself plenty of time before your intended start date to ensure that all documentation is in place.&nbsp;</p> <p paraeid="{a6ad39e9-79df-4f15-8c91-32a8eb728c16}{69}" paraid="406485859">At the beginning of the application process, the School encourages PhD applicants to contact prospective supervisors with similar research interests, attaching a copy of your research proposal and CV for their consideration and guidance.&nbsp;</p> <p paraeid="{a6ad39e9-79df-4f15-8c91-32a8eb728c16}{75}" paraid="379340865">Once the research proposal is received, if the academic tutors express interest, they will invite you to submit a formal?<a href="" rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">application online</a>, so that your application can be assessed fully.</p> <p paraeid="{a6ad39e9-79df-4f15-8c91-32a8eb728c16}{86}" paraid="76324208">&nbsp;</p>

<h2 class="heading">Contact details</h2>

<p>For further information please contact the Graduate School Office&nbsp;<br /> e:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank"></a>&nbsp;</p>

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