Job opportunity: PhD student in Linguistics, Stockholm University, Sweden

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PhD student in Linguistics (2) at the Department of Linguistics. Closing date: 15 October 2022.

The Department of Linguistics conducts research and offers education in a number of areas such as child language development, computational linguistics, general linguistics, multilingualism in the deaf and hard of hearing, phonetics and sign language. The department hosts three infrastructures, Språkstudion Language Learning Resource Centre, the Phonetics Laboratory and SUBIC Stockholm University Brain Imaging Center, and several research groups conduct research in experimental paradigms related to the mentioned infrastructures.
Project description
The positions are linked to one of the department’s following research profiles: child language development, computational linguistics, general linguistics (notably language documentation and linguistic typology), phonetics, sign language and multilingualism in the deaf and hard of hearing. This implies that the research plan attached to the application must have a topic that is related to research conducted at the Department of Linguistics, see

Qualification requirements
In order to meet the general entry requirements, the applicant must have completed a second-cycle degree, completed courses equivalent to at least 240 higher education credits, of which 60 credits must be in the second cycle, or must have otherwise acquired equivalent knowledge in Sweden or elsewhere.In order to meet the specific entry requirements for doctoral studies in linguistics, the general syllabus stipulates that an applicant must have received a passing grade on course work of at least 30 higher education credits from the second cycle in Linguistics, including a degree project of at least 15 credits on a topic relevant to the proposed research plan. In addition, the applicant is required to be proficient in the language of the proposed doctoral thesis (English, Swedish or Swedish Sign Language). Proficiency is demonstrated in the research plan and other relevant parts of the application (such as undergraduate theses, publications, grades, certificates and an interview). The entry requirements can also be met by students who have acquired equivalent knowledge in Sweden or elsewhere. Assessment of eligibility is decided on in accordance with the department’s local admission procedure and the department’s decision and delegation procedure.

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