The Class of Language
The systematically structured doctoral program addresses highly qualified graduates in Linguistics who wish to obtain a doctoral degree in a research-oriented and interdisciplinary environment. Professors from 13 linguistic disciplines represent a broad and inter-related range of theoretical positions, methodological approaches and practical orientation. Doctoral dissertations comprise studies from a general linguistic viewpoint, comparative approaches, the investigation of a specific language (synchronic or historic), as well as studies of texts and discourses with a view to their institutional context, the social significance and impact of their language. Lectures, tutorials, symposia, guest lectures, workshops and doctoral colloquia introduce the research of the professors and doctoral candidates participating in the program as well as that of leading international experts. The program actively cooperates with other universities in the awarding of double degrees. International applications are welcome.
Applications are invited from highly qualified graduate students with a university degree in one of the following program subjects: General Linguistics and Language Typology, Theoretical Linguistics, Phonetics and Verbal Communication, Psycholinguistics and Science of Speech, English Philology / Linguistics, Romance Philology / Linguistics, Slavic Philology / Linguistics, German as a foreign language / Transnational German Studies, German Linguistics, Comparative and Indo-European Linguistics, Finno-Ugric / Uralic Studies, Albanian Studies.
Applicants must have knowledge in European academic languages (ideally three, one of which must be German).
The application deadline is December 3, 2017.
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