Doctorate Degrees in Linguistics

Compare 11 PhD Programs in Linguistics

Linguistics

The study of semantics, meaning, history, psychological and sociological implications and science of human language. PhD candidates studying Linguistics may specialize in theoretical Linguistics, dealing with cognitive, pragmatic, semiotic, phonological, grammatical, quantitative, lexical and orthographic aspects of the study. Descriptive Linguistics, focusing on Anthropological linguistics, Comparative linguistics, Historical linguistics and Sociolinguistics, is also a featured area of specialization. Further, PhD candidates' research might deal with applied and experimental linguistics, in the areas of Computational linguistics, Evolutionary linguistics, Forensic linguistics, Internet linguistics, Language acquisition and development, Neurolinguistics or Psycholinguistics.

PhD programs in Linguistics typically take three to five years to complete, allowing students opportunities to work during their PhD time by teaching or assisting professors, doing research, writing or performing other key tasks in the department. PhD candidates will be required to propose a topic for their research in a specific area of linguistics and will then write a full-length dissertation on the topic. PhD research may involve experimentation, primary and secondary text research, or other methodologies.

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PhD in Semiotics and Philosophy of Communication

Faculty of Humanities, Charles University
Campus Online & Campus Combined Full time 4 years October 2019 Czech Republic Prague 5 + 1 more

The Doctoral program Semiotics and Communications Philosophy provides the demanding training necessary for qualified philosophical and semiotic research into communication, its evolution, changes and relationships with other social spheres. The field of study is interdisciplinary. The intent is to study communication strategies, their social assumptions, and their effects. The field is conceived theoretically but the graduate may also have access to practical processes because it helps to better understand the role of semiosis in the process of mass media communication. Students are encouraged to build on the traditional lines of exploration of both world and Czech semiotics and communication philosophy to acquire the latest theoretical knowledge and to develop them creatively. [+]

The Doctoral program Semiotics and Communications Philosophy provides the demanding training necessary for qualified philosophical and semiotic research into communication, its evolution, changes and relationships with other social spheres. The field of study is interdisciplinary. The intent is to study communication strategies, their social assumptions, and their effects. The field is conceived theoretically but the graduate may also have access to practical processes because it helps to better understand the role of semiosis in the process of mass media communication. Students are encouraged to build on the traditional lines of exploration of both world and Czech semiotics and communication philosophy to acquire the latest theoretical knowledge and to develop them creatively.... [-]


Doctorate in linguistic studies

Universidade da Coruña
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 5 years September 2019 Spain A Coruña + 1 more

The PhD Program in Language Studies is aimed at those people who, with a university degree and a profile in languages ​​and linguistics, want to face the challenge of writing a thesis. [+]

Introduction

The Programme Doctorate in Language Studies Is aimed at those people who, with a university degree and a profile in languages ​​and linguistics, want to face the challenge of writing a thesis. We gathered a group of specialists in Spanish language, Galician language and general linguistics to offer an attractive program and a stimulating contour for the realization of the research plan.

The investigations may be on some subject related to

The description of the languages The applied linguistics in different aspects (lexicography and terminography, teaching and learning of languages ​​or linguistic technologies) Discourse Analysis and Sociolinguistics Historical linguistics and linguistic historiography Why study the degree ... [-]

Official PhD program in advanced English studies: linguistics, literature and culture

Universidade da Coruña
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 5 years September 2019 Spain A Coruña + 1 more

The program forms researchers in various fields within English studies, from literature and cultural studies to linguistics. [+]

Introduction

The Programme Doctoral Degree in Advanced English Studies: Linguistics, Literature and Culture Is an interuniversity degree in which the three Galician universities participate (University of Coruña, University of Santiago de Compostela and University of Vigo) and that it is born from previous programs with diverse official recognitions (Mention of Quality and Recognition towards Excellence). It was positively evaluated and accredited by the MEC (5600811, dated 07/22/2013), by the ACSUG (Axencia for Quality of the University System of Galicia) and by the National Agency for Quality Assessment and Accreditation (ANECA) For higher education. The program forms researchers in various fields within English studies, from literature and cultural studies to linguistics.... [-]


PhD in Computational Linguistics

Charles University Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
Campus Online & Campus Combined Full time 4 years October 2019 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

Computational linguistics is an interdisciplinary scientific field involving mathematics (including topics such as discrete mathematics, statistics, and probability), computer science (e.g. algorithmization, machine learning, artificial intelligence) and classical linguistics (e.g. morphology, syntax, language typology). Computational linguistics investigates language from a formal point of view, and it aims at developing methods that could be used in software applications in the field of Natural Language Processing, in which languages in their spoken or written form are handled. [+]

Computational linguistics is an interdisciplinary scientific field involving mathematics (including topics such as discrete mathematics, statistics, and probability), computer science (e.g. algorithmization, machine learning, artificial intelligence) and classical linguistics (e.g. morphology, syntax, language typology). Computational linguistics investigates language from a formal point of view, and it aims at developing methods that could be used in software applications in the field of Natural Language Processing, in which languages in their spoken or written form are handled.

The program does not contain specializations.

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PhD in Classical Philology

Charles University Faculty of Arts
Online & Campus Combined Full time 4 years October 2019 Czech Republic Prague

Graduates from the Ph.D. program in Classical Philology are experts in classical languages/ancient literature, capable of developing their knowledge in a creative manner. Their dissertation theses testify to the graduates’ excellent expertise in the specialization of their choice within classical philology, including a reliable grounding in literary or linguistic theories. Graduates are equipped with knowledge, methods and language skills essential for independent research careers, being able to present their research findings at conferences, in journals, monographs, and editions of ancient texts. Graduates can seek employment as researchers and university teachers, editors, and translators of specialist publications. [+]

Graduates from the Ph.D. program in Classical Philology are experts in classical languages/ancient literature, capable of developing their knowledge in a creative manner. Their dissertation theses testify to the graduates’ excellent expertise in the specialization of their choice within classical philology, including a reliable grounding in literary or linguistic theories. Graduates are equipped with knowledge, methods and language skills essential for independent research careers, being able to present their research findings at conferences, in journals, monographs, and editions of ancient texts. Graduates can seek employment as researchers and university teachers, editors, and translators of specialist publications.... [-]


PhD in Applied Linguistics

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 3 years February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg

The postgraduate programme in Applied Linguistics and Literary Theory, in drawing on the knowledge fields of both its disciplines, is aimed at the specialized education and training and research needs of language practitioners such as translators, interpreters, text editors, language planners, copywriters and language teachers. [+]

The postgraduate programme in Applied Linguistics and Literary Theory, in drawing on the knowledge fields of both its disciplines, is aimed at the specialised education and training and research needs of language practitioners such as translators, interpreters, text editors, language planners, copywriters and language teachers. Translation and interpreting are complex linguistic, cognitive and textual processes that, among other things, also entail socio-cultural mediation. Given the complexity of these activities and hence the interdisciplinary nature of language practice, these programmes offer a balance of theoretical, practical and experiential knowledge and skills.

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Research Degrees (MPhil/PhD) in Linguistics

SOAS University of London
Campus Full time Part time 3 years September 2019 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The MPhil/PhD in Linguistics is a research training programme which combines foundational and advanced courses in the core areas of linguistics, training on research methods and research work leading to a dissertation. The Department is strongly research-oriented, and through a combination of courses, advanced seminars, and individual supervision, aims to provide the intellectual discipline, knowledge, and skills required of a well-rounded researcher. [+]

Research Degrees in Linguistics

Start of programme: September

Mode of Attendance: Full-time or Part-time

The MPhil/PhD in Linguistics is a research training programme which combines foundational and advanced courses in the core areas of linguistics, training on research methods and research work leading to a dissertation. The Department is strongly research-oriented, and through a combination of courses, advanced seminars, and individual supervision, aims to provide the intellectual discipline, knowledge, and skills required of a well-rounded researcher.

Supervision is offered in theoretical, descriptive and comparative linguistics, translation and language pedagogy. Depending on the research topic, it may also be possible to arrange joint supervision with specialists in other departments.... [-]


PhD in English Linguistics

Masaryk University Faculty of Arts
Campus Full time September 2019 Czech Republic Brno

This fee-paying full-time mode programme is open to those individuals holding a Master's degree in a field related to English philology (literature and/or linguistics) or teaching English (as either a first or second language) from an institution of higher education in the Czech Republic or abroad. [+]

This fee-paying full-time mode programme is open to those individuals holding a Master's degree in a field related to English philology (literature and/or linguistics) or teaching English (as either a first or second language) from an institution of higher education in the Czech Republic or abroad.

Admission

1. Submission of an electronic application in the Masaryk University Information System.

2. Submission of three letters of recommendation.

3. Submission of a copy of the applicants Master's Thesis (in English). If this is not available, an English-language summary of the thesis must be provided together with a minimum twenty-page sample of the applicant's academic or scholarly writing in English. Graduates of Masaryk University need not submit a copy, as their theses are available to the Doctoral Studies Committee via the Masaryk University Information System.... [-]


PhD in Applied Linguistics

Northern Arizona University
Campus Full time August 2019 USA Flagstaff

The Ph.D. program in Applied Linguistics at Northern Arizona University is designed to prepare future professors, researchers and teacher trainers to work independently and in leadership positions with the learning and teaching of second languages, the analysis of language, and the design of language-related research. [+]

Pursue a diverse range of issues in preparation for your career as a researcher, teacher trainer, or leader in fields related to teaching and learning second languages, including:

Corpus linguistics Grammar and vocabulary Grammatical variation Language planning and policy Language testing and program evaluation Pragmatics Quantitative research methods Register and discourse analysis Second language acquisition Second language reading and writing Second language teaching and learning Speech perception and production Spoken discourse World Englishes

Our faculty works closely with individual students, helping them to develop as colleagues in applied linguistics. As a result, our Ph.D. students have an outstanding record of publication and participation in major conferences such as TESOL and AAAL. Graduates of our program have also been highly successful at obtaining tenure-track faculty positions at major universities.... [-]


Structured PhD in Applied Linguistics

Mary Immaculate College
Campus Full time 4 - 4 years September 2019 Ireland Limerick

The core educational principle of the programme is that it will be research-led and will entail engaging with cutting-edge research across a range of sub-fields of Applied Linguistics. This will mean promoting inquiry-based learning by posing real-world problems relating to language use and acquisition. [+]

This doctoral programme in Applied Linguistics is a four-year full-time programme which includes a combination of taught modules (in year 1 of the programme) and individual research, the principal component being the doctoral thesis. In tandem with the doctoral thesis, this programme aims to enhance the professional knowledge of language teachers and language professionals by focusing on the core features of language as a system (grammar, lexis, and phonology), language learning and acquisition, as well as language in its broader societal context. The taught modules will be offered in a face-to-face environment and blended learning will be used to offer flexibility for learners.

The core educational principle of the programme is that it will be research-led and will entail engaging with cutting-edge research across a range of sub-fields of Applied Linguistics. This will mean promoting inquiry-based learning by posing real-world problems relating to language use and acquisition. The fostering of critical thinking is also core to the educational principles of the programme. Students will be challenged throughout the programme to engage critically with received models of language use and acquisition. A range of pedagogical strategies will be deployed to promote active research-led learning and scholarship. Residential summer schools will also be a key component of the programme and will allow students to engage with high profile Applied Linguists and also to present their own research, with the aim of fostering their development as independent researchers.... [-]


Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Department of English
Campus Full time 3 years September 2019 Hong Kong

This scheme gives students from around the world the opportunity to study for a PhD in one of Hong Kong’s highly ranked universities. [+]

This scheme gives students from around the world the opportunity to study for a PhD in one of Hong Kong’s highly ranked universities. If you are interested in conducting cutting-edge research in one of the following areas, PolyU’s renowned Department of English is the place for you:

Language and Professional Communication Linguistics, English Language and Systemic Functional Linguistics Language Teaching and Learning Media and Communication Area Studies and Intercultural Communication

Key features of the Fellowship Scheme

Monthly stipend of HK$20,000 (approximately US$2,600) The annual conference and research-related travel allowance of HK$10,000 (approximately US$1,300) for 3 years Tuition scholarship and guaranteed hall accommodation in the first year for PolyU awardees The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) ... [-]