[Corpora-List] Reminder: PhD Scholarship Opportunity at The University of Nottingham Ningbo China

Yu-Hua Chen Yu-Hua.Chen at nottingham.edu.cn
Fri Mar 25 08:32:48 CET 2016


*Reminder: PhD Scholarship Opportunity* University of Nottingham Ningbo China - Corpus of Academic Written and Spoken English (UNNC-CAWSE) http://www.nottingham.edu.cn/en/english/postgraduate/phd-scholarship.aspx

Important Dates * Application Deadline: 31 March 2016 * Tentative Interview Time: Late April or mid May 2016 ============================================================================== Applications for one fully funded PhD position in Corpus Linguistics (funded for up to 3 years) are invited to work at the School of English UNNC, commencing in September 2016 or as soon as possible hereafter. The PhD student will support the project of UNNC Corpus of Academic Written and Spoken English (CAWSE), which aims to build a large collection of students' English language samples from the University of Nottingham Ningbo China. You will be working closely with Dr Yu-Hua Chen<http://www.nottingham.edu.cn/en/english/staff/yu-hua-chen.aspx> and Dr Simon Harrison<http://www.nottingham.edu.cn/en/english/staff/simon-harrison.aspx> on the project as well as other researchers and a team of research assistants.

*Funding: The PhD scholarship will include tuition fees and a stipend that will cover accommodation and monthly living allowance for up to 3 years.

*Key Requirements: - A strong background in Corpus Linguistics, Learner Corpus Research, Second Language Acquisition, Computational Linguistics or a relevant area in Applied Linguistics - Knowledge and experience in Quantitative Data Analysis, Statistics or Speech Recognition will be an advantage - Excellent communication and interpersonal skills - Good command of written and spoken English (evidence of capacity for presenting and publishing research is desirable) - Good command of written and spoken Chinese will be an advantage but not essential - Evidence of adaptability and flexibility and working in evolving interdisciplinary/intercultural environments - Ability to work under pressure and complete duties effectively to required deadlines - Attention to detail

*Suggested areas for PhD dissertation topics including but not limited to: - Identify linguistic features (e.g. lexical, grammatical or discoursal) and/or academic skills (e.g. critical thinking) that distinguish different band scores - Investigate the relationship between rating scales, assessment tasks, tutors' feedback and quality of coursework samples - Compare linguistic/meta-linguistic features across different types of assessment tasks - Domain analysis of communication/academic skills for EMI students - Language development patterns of students' academic performance - Explore the features that support Chinese English as a unique variety of English - Multimodal corpus analyses of spoken English and gesture in face-to-face communication

If you have any queries regarding the position or the project, please contact the project leader Dr Yu-Hua Chen (yu-hua.chen at nottingham.edu.cn<mailto:yu-hua.chen at nottingham.edu.cn>) or the sub-project leader Dr Simon Harrison (simon.harrson at nottingham.edu.cn<mailto:simon.harrson at nottingham.edu.cn>).

*To apply, please prepare the following documents and email them to Connie Zhou (connie.zhou at nottingham.edu.cn<mailto:connie.zhou at nottingham.edu.cn> ) by 31st March 2016: 1) CV 2) 2,000-word research proposal 3) 5,000-word written sample (publication or coursework) 4) Two letters of recommendation

See 'How to apply for a PhD at UNNC': http://www.nottingham.edu.cn/en/admissions/domestic-students/phdprogramme/how-to-apply/how-to-apply.aspx See 'Living here at Ningbo China': http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/jobs/livinghere/index.aspx School of English, UNNC: http://www.nottingham.edu.cn/en/english/index.aspx

Yuhua ----------------------------------- Yu-Hua Chen, PhD Assistant Professor of Applied Linguistics/ELT Director of Teaching School of English University of Nottingham Ningbo China Email: yu-hua.chen at nottingham.edu.cn<mailto:yu-hua.chen at nottingham.edu.cn> http://www.nottingham.edu.cn/en/english/staffprofile/yu-hua-chen.aspx

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