LINGUIST List 14.3175

Thu Nov 20 2003

FYI: New English Linguistics Graduate Program

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  1. Colleen Fitzgerald, English Linguistics Graduate Study at Texas Tech University

Message 1: English Linguistics Graduate Study at Texas Tech University

Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2003 10:50:53 -0500 (EST)
From: Colleen Fitzgerald <>
Subject: English Linguistics Graduate Study at Texas Tech University

The Department of English at Texas Tech University now offers a
graduate concentration in linguistics. We invite interested students
to apply for an M.A. in English with a concentration in English
language and linguistics. A limited number of teaching assistantships
may be available for graduate students in English. This concentration
includes courses in the structure of modern English, in different
historical stages of English, and in the sociocultural issues of
language use. Linguistics faculty in the Department of English have
specializations that cover these areas: Old English, Middle English,
the phonology and syntax of Modern English, American dialects,
language in literature, applied linguistics, second language
acquisition, computer-assisted language learning, discourse, and
metaphor. The linguistics concentration also allows room to take
linguistics courses offered in other departments. Faculty with
research and teaching expertise in linguistics can also be found
across campus in the departments of Classical and Modern Languages and
Literatures, Anthropology, as well as the College of Education and the
Health Sciences Center. There are many exciting opportunities for
linguistics at Texas Tech. We will be hosting the 2005 meeting of the
Linguistic Association of the Southwest (LASSO).

Texas Tech University's enrollment is approaching 30,000 students.
With the law school and the medical school also located in Lubbock,
the campus is very large and, dominated by Spanish Renaissance
architecture, quite attractive. An extensive building campaign is
underway, with the $42 million dollar, state-of-the-art
English-Philosophy-Education complex just completed, library
renovations recently completed, Student Union renovations currently
underway, and an Experimental Sciences building nearing completion .
Renovations of the football stadium are almost finished, and the
landmark United Spirit Arena, home of championship basketball, is only
a few years old. Texas Tech is located in Lubbock, Texas, a city of
about 200,000 in West Texas, midway between Dallas and Albuquerque.

For more information about the English department's new linguistics
concentration, please visit the website at
Please direct inquiries about graduate study in English language and
linguistics at Texas Tech University to Dr. Colleen Fitzgerald,
Director of Linguistics, at
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