The successful candidates are to pursue a PhD in English linguistics at the Leuphana University Lueneburg. One scholarship will be awarded to a research topic in the area of interlanguage pragmatics (focusing on, e.g., acquisition, teaching, assessment, individual differences,). The other scholarship will be awarded to a topic within variational pragmatics (intercultural pragmatics). This latter scholarship will focus on intra-lingual pragmatic variation (e.g. pragmatic variation across the Englishes, pragmatic variation according to age, social class,). A specialization in Irish English is a decided advantage for the second research studentship.
-A Master’s degree or equivalent in English Studies, linguistics or a related field (with an emphasis on some of the following areas: Pragmatics, Language Acquisition, Sociolinguistics, Discourse Analysis (required grade: A or B according to the ECTS scale).Additional duties include tutorials and student support for up to ten hours per week. -A good command of the English language is a pre-requisite; a working knowledge of German is beneficial but not a requirement.