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 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 (UNNC). UNNC was the first foreign university to open in China and is part of The University of Nottingham, which is ranked in the top 1% of all universities worldwide according to the QS World University Rankings 2013. The award winning UNNC campus offering a UK style education has grown to establish a student body of over 6,000 in just 10 years. As one of the few EMI (English-medium instruction) universities in China, UNNC creates a unique environment for teaching and learning and also provides exciting opportunities for linguistic studies into Academic English from diverse theoretical and analytical perspectives. The final product of UNNC-CAWSE, therefore, will offer open-access electronic resources (including a multi-modal pilot corpus) available for all researchers and practitioners who are interested in a wide range of topics, including for example Second Language Acquisition, English for Academic Purposes, World Englishes, and many other aspects of the Written and Spoken English unique to this new corpus.
By joining UNNC you will be living in China during an exciting period of economic development, gaining a global perspective on international education and experiencing a unique culture. Located less than two hours south of Shanghai by train, UNNC has a friendly and highly international research community to support the work of the UNNC-CAWSE project. You will be working closely with Dr Yu-Hua Chen and Dr Simon Harrison on the project as well as other researchers and a team of research assistants. More details about the position are below:
The PhD scholarship will include tuition fees and a stipend that will cover accommodation and monthly living allowance for up to 3 years.