The Department of Linguistics at the University of Alberta, which celebrated its 50th Anniversary this year, offers *funded MSc and PhD positions for prospective graduate students interested to learn and conduct research with our vibrant team of faculty members, graduate students, and other academics in state-of-the-art research facilities.
*The application deadline is January 10, 2020*.
In recognition of the department’s leading position in multiple sub-areas of linguistics, the University has made significant investments in departmental support, including six new faculty members, and new and expanded research laboratories and community engagement spaces, strengthening the department’s competencies in experimental language science (see, including:
-First language acquisition, infant speech perception, phonological development (Dr. Stephanie Archer) -Experimental research in prosody and autosegmental-metrical phonology (Dr. Anja Arnhold) -Pragmatics, figurative language, psychology of language (Dr. Herbert Colston) -Second language and heritage language acquisition (Dr. Evangelia Daskalaki) -Psycholinguistics, individual differences, reference, personality and political views in language processing (Dr. Juhani Jarvikivi) -Child language acquisition, bilingualism, child language and communication disorders (Dr. Johanne Paradis) -Phonetics, speech perception and word recognition of spontaneous speech (Dr. Benjamin V. Tucker)
Our several laboratories, including new infant language acquisition and prosody labs host a variety of equipment. There is a full line of SR Research Eyelink eye trackers (including 2 brand new Portable Duo trackers), several sets of mobile eye tracking glasses, a Biosemi EEG, Noldus observation and editing facilities, state-of-the-art speech and sound processing facilities (including a line of sound-treated booths), and a facial emotion expression analysis system. Labs also host an array of equipment for behavioural research.
Accepted graduate students are provided four years of funding for the PhD and two years of funding for the MSc in the form of TA and RA stipends. Other support for research and conference travel, attending and hosting disciplinary events, and obtaining tools for research is also available. The department offers cutting-edge training in statistical techniques and various research methodologies. Opportunities for within-discipline and cross-disciplinary collaboration are also available.
For more information on the department and the graduate admissions process, please visit our departmental website at:, or contact Associate Chair Graduate Johanne Paradis (<>).
The University of Alberta respectfully acknowledges that we are located on Treaty 6 territory, a traditional gathering place for diverse Indigenous peoples including the Cree, Blackfoot, Metis, Nakota Sioux, Iroquois, Dene, Ojibway/ Saulteaux/Anishinaabe, Inuit, and many others whose histories, languages, and cultures continue to influence our vibrant community.