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What is the differences or similarities between a PhD in Linguistics and a PhD in Second language studies.
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A Ph.D. in any area tends to focus on theory. Thus a Ph.D. in
linguistics involves theoretical approaches to syntax, semantics,
phonology, and morphology, often supported by data from a number of
languages. Since second language study is an area of applied
linguistics, a Ph.D. in that discipline takes particular theories
of language (and of first language acquisition) as a given and
proposes theories of second language acquisition processes. The
degree requires a far more experimental approach than does one in
pure linguistics, so experimental design, human subjects, and some
statistics are crucial elements.
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