The Centre for Language and Communication at Cardiff University is seeking applications for a three-year, full-time PhD studentship which will be funded (fees and stipend) by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, under their Translating Cultures funding stream.
The PhD is part of the wider research project Translation and translanguaging: Investigating linguistic and cultural transformations in superdiverse wards in four UK cities. The working title of the PhD is: Investigating Translation Zones in Law.The wider research project is a collaboration between the Universities of Birmingham, Leeds, Cardiff and Birkbeck, London. The PhD will commence on 1 October 2014.
The PhD will use linguistic ethnographic and discourse analytic methods to consider the activities of Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) in and near to Grangetown, Cardiff. The PhD will examine translanguaging in and around the PCSOs’ work as that work meshes with the communities that they engage with.
Full details including eligibility information are available at: http://courses.cardiff.ac.uk/funding/R1183.html