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Independent Concentration

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Funding

Linguistics provides research grants to Linguistics Certificate and Independent Concentration students who conduct research or scholarly travel related to language and linguistics. Interested students are invited to submit application materials via the Student Activities Funding Engine (SAFE). The application should provide a clear description of the student’s anticipated project, as well as an outline of expenses that will be incurred. Applications are received and reviewed on a rolling basis.


Senior Thesis Funding

The Program also offers funding to its Certificate and Independent Concentration students who conduct senior thesis research concerning language and linguistics. Interested students are invited to submit application materials via SAFE. The application should provide a clear description of the student’s anticipated project, as well as an outline of expenses that will be incurred. Applications are received and reviewed during the academic year, in early October (for students conducting research during the fall and/or winter break) and from January – March (for students conducting research over spring break and/or the upcoming summer months).

Deadlines
  • October 2, 2016 for Fall/Winter Recess
  • March 3, 2017 for Spring Break
  • March 29, 2017 for Summer 2017

Senior Thesis Prize

The Senior Thesis Prize in Linguistics recognizes the best senior thesis written and defended by a Linguistics Independent Concentrator.  In 2016 we awarded the prize to co-winners Kelly M. Rafey for “Grammar Rules: Grammarians and the Jilted Genre of Grammar Books” and Nicholas R. Tippenhauer, Jr. for “The Shape of Infants’ Abstract Rule Learning: Agency and Communicative Signals”.