Scholar Profile: Stephen Jones

Which scholarship do you hold?

I hold a Kellogg College Progress Scholarship.

What subject are you studying?

I’m studying for a DPhil in General Linguistics, looking at the syntax of Korean.

What research have you recently undertaken?

I’ve just completed an MPhil where I investigated the relationship between prosody (patterns of intonation and syllable length across a whole sentence) and syntax in Korean, and proposed an explanation of different types of plurals in the Torres Strait language, Meryam Mir.

What does the scholarship mean to you?

My MPhil was self funded from savings: I came back to full-time study after working for over twenty years. This scholarship gives me the security to commit to a DPhil.

What do you value about being a student at Kellogg College?

The diversity and friendliness of the other students make Kellogg a stimulating and welcoming place to study. At 48 years of age, I don’t stick out like a sore thumb, which might be the case at many colleges with undergraduates and a smaller MCR. Kellogg is also a recently-established college and so is developing its own character rather than being hide-bound by traditions. I feel that I have lots of opportunities to get involved and shape college life.