Applications are invited for Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships from suitably qualified researchers wishing to base their work in the Faculty of Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics. The scheme is designed to support scholars at a relatively early stage of their careers, but with a proven record of research. Applicants must have submitted their doctoral thesis no more than four years before the closing date; so those who formally submitted their doctoral thesis for viva voce examination before 28 February 2015 are not eligible unless they have since had a career break.
As in the previous year, the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019 has ranked Oxford top in its subject table for Linguistics; also top-ranked are Philosophy and Psychology, which are joined up with Linguistics in our PPL degree.
The Faculty of Linguistics congratulates its Head of Administration and Finance, Dan Holloway, for having been shortlisted for this year’s Vice-Chancellor’s Diversity Awards, in the Individual Champion or Role Model category. By speaking openly about his experience of living with a mental health condition while studying and working at the University, he has been a powerful role model for others and increased awareness of mental health in many different contexts.
The Faculty of Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics is delighted to announce that Prof. Aditi Lahiri FBA won the award in the Inspiring Leadership category at this year’s Inaugural Vice-Chancellor’s Innovation Awards, for the impressive way in which she has led her research team in developing a new Flexible Speech Recognition system (Flex-SR) that integrates linguistics research with cutting-edge technology. The award was presented to Prof. Lahiri at a ceremony on 12 July 2018.
Swetlana Schuster, a DPhil candidate at the Language and Brain Lab, has been interviewed on the Humanities Division’s website as part of a series of articles exploring the different activities and research being undertaken within the division. Her research examines how native German speakers process words in the brain.
The Faculty of Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics seeks to employ a part-time Research Assistant (0.2 FTE) to work on the project ‘Lone pronoun tags in Early Modern English: the dramas of Marlowe, Shakespeare, and Jonson’.