PhD project

Understanding multilingualism: Cognitive, linguistic or social aspects of coordinating knowledge about multiple languages

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Application deadline

30 June 2024

We invite applications from strong and motivated candidates to our highly interdisciplinary PhD project on language processing in multilingual contexts. A variety of specific issues can be addressed in this investigation, for example, vocabulary acquisition; code switching; language dominance and proficiency; syntactic/semantic processing; cultural identity; literacy/academic achievement. We believe that it is crucial to address this issue with multidisciplinary theoretical and methodological approaches.

The languages under investigation are not fixed in advance and could include European/Non-European or minority languages (e.g. Hindi, Urdu, Mandarin, Cantonese, Gaelic, etc.). It would be preferable that students have a detailed knowledge of the languages in question.

We invite applications from strong and motivated candidates who are prepared to take the leading role in this project. We envisage students have a background in Psychology or a relevant subject (e.g., Linguistics, TEFL/TESOL). Students without a sufficient relevant background may be offered to undertake one of our MSc programmes, or some of our MSc training modules, in their 1st year.

Diversity statement

Our research community thrives on the diversity of students and staff which helps to make the University of Dundee a UK university of choice for postgraduate research. We welcome applications from all talented individuals and are committed to widening access to those who have the ability and potential to benefit from higher education.

How to apply

  1. Email Dr Yuki Kamide to
    • Send a copy of your CV
    • Discuss your potential application and any practicalities (e.g. suitable start date).
  2. After discussion with Dr Kamide, formal applications can be made via our direct application system. 
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