Graduate internship opportunity

by Kate Beeching
– work opportunity for our current graduates –
The Graduate Intern in Linguistics will contribute to ongoing research projects conducted by staff in the Bristol Centre for Linguistics, particularly the ‘Sounds Bristolian’ Project.

Duties will include some or all of the following:

– literature searches and reviews on language variation and change in Bristol, or health communication/dementia talk/discourse about dementia
– collection of spoken data
– transcription of spoken data
– archival research on Bristol oral histories
– liaising with line manager and other staff in the BCL
– liaising with other agencies in Bristol which focus on Bristol dialect/Bristolian identity
– presenting findings to BCL as part of a seminar
-contributing to the Lingo blog
– a 3,000 word written report at the end of the internship, with results and reflection

There is some scope for flexibility in the specific area covered by the intern depending on their research interests – the activities must, however, fall within the research projects currently being pursued, or actively developed, by staff members in BCL. For further information about the ‘Sounds Bristolian’ project, and other BCL research specialisms, see here.

Applicants must have completed their BA in Linguistics and English Language and show outstanding promise in some of the topic areas or methodological skills described as part of the job description above.

The internship is full-time, for 8 weeks, starting not later than 27 July with the latest finish date being Friday 18 September, 2015. How to apply
Application procedures
To apply, please email with expressions of interest, a letter of application and an appropriate CV by the deadline of 15 June 2015.


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