ACTL (Advanced Core Tranining in Linguistics) is a graduate school in theoretical linguistics. We organise and coordinate a generic training program for PhD students in Linguistics.
ACTL was founded in 2004 with a two-year start-up grant from the AHRC, but is now jointly funded by Cambridge, Oxford University, the University of Kent, Queen Mary University of London, SOAS, and UCL. The financial support of these institutions is hereby gratefully acknowledged.
The program is split into two halves.
- The Autumn School in Term 1 offers three introductury courses. Each course consists of five 1.5-hour lectures complemented by five one-hour tutorials.
- The Summer School takes place in June. It is open not only to first year Ph.D. students but to all Ph.D. students, Masters students and comparable, and finalists in linguistics BA programs.
PhD students wishing to participate register for the full program and undertake to attend all lectures and tutorials. Students should expect to have to devote 24 full days to the ACTL course. Of these, 12 are spent going to classes and a further 12 on reading and exercises. The course is evaluated on a pass/fail basis through continuous assessment and students are sent a transcript on successful completion of the course. [more details about registration]