Introduction

The PhD in Romance Langauges and Cultures aims to culminate in doctoral theses that have as their object of study metalinguistics or linguistics applied to productions in at least one Romance language, in contrast to or in combination with other langauges (obviously including other Romance languages).

Students will work on one of the following lines of research:

  • Teaching/learning of foreign or second languages;
  • Bilingual or multilingual dictionaries;
  • Automatic translation;
  • Speech analysis and treatment;
  • Literary and cultural studies in Romance languages.

It is possible to combine two lines of research by working on subjects that are situated at the intersection of different lines or proposing realted topics that can generate leading knowledge in the ambit of linguistic applications, multilingual resources in linguistic engineering or language teaching (including self-learning) , from the formalisation of linguistic data (in the form of lexcial items, lexical or semantic networks, onthologies, etc.), linguistic mediation or intercomprehension of neighbouring languages.

Special value will be given to applied reserch in minority or minoritised Romance languages.

Professional opportunities

These include: teaching Romance languages and cultures, experimental analysis of spoken language, automatic processing of natural language, translation, language pathologies, lexicography, publishing, literary criticism, etc.

Objectives and justification

The objective of this PhD in Romance Languages and Cultures is to write a doctoral thesis under constant supervisión and tutoring by one of hte PhDs in the deaprtment specialising in the area of research chosen by each of the PhD students.

Students may work on:

  • Teaching/learning of foreign or second languages;
  • Bilingual or multilingual dictionaries;
  • Automatic translation;
  • Speech analysis and treatment;
  • Literary and cultural studies in Romance languages.

Coordinator

Xavier Blanco Escoda

 

Administration

Department of French and Romance Philology
B Building
Phone: 935811410
Mail: d.fil.francesa@uab.cat
Contact: Marta Colomer

UAB PhD

Number of places available: 10
Fees: aprox. €540 per year View detail of the PhD's fees

Languages in which the thesis may be written:
English, Spanish, Catalan, French, Italian, Galician and Portuguese.
Organising universities and institutions:
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Associated departments or institutes:
Department of French and Romance Languages
Arts and Humanities

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