Call for new LAGB student committee members

  • 20 Sep 2016 11:04
    Message # 4258878

    Dear potential applicant,

    Two members of the LAGB student committee have recently stepped down, so we are looking for two current doctoral students to replace them. We would especially welcome applicants from underrepresented groups and/or attending universities outside of the South East of England.

    The current committee consists of:

    Patrick Elliott (chair) - University College London

    Jim Baker - Cambridge

    Julio Song - Cambridge

    The Linguistics Association of Great Britain (LAGB) is the leading professional association for academic linguists in Great Britain. Its scope includes all branches of linguistics – formal or functional, theoretical or descriptive, synchronic or diachronic, social or psychological (or neither), concerned with one language or many.

    Forming part of the LAGB Committee, the Student Committee aims to represent the student members of the LAGB, and to provide a conduit through which issues and concerns on behalf of students can be raised. The Student Committee are also tasked with a number of specific objectives: to disseminate news and opportunities to the wider student community, and to assess applications for funding for postgraduate conferences. Peer-reviewing forms an important part of a scholar's continuous professional development, and the experience offered by contributing to the Student Committee would be extremely beneficial to candidates looking to progress into an academic role after the PhD. You can find out more about the student committee here.

    The positions available are not attached to any particular role.

    How to apply:

    Doctoral candidates (at any level) are encouraged to submit a 500 word statement of interest, indicating how they might contribute to the Student Committee. In addition, we asks that applicants are supported by a statement from their respective doctoral supervisors, confirming their status and outlining their strengths. Applications should be sent to the Chair of the Student Committee ( no later than 4th October 2016. Statements of support from supervisors should be sent separately, and can arrive after the stated deadline. General enquiries can be submitted to the committee’s collective email address at

    We look forward to hearing from you,

    Patrick Elliott

    Chair, LAGB Student Committee

    Doctoral candidate, University College London


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