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LINGUIST List 18.3096

Tue Oct 23 2007

FYI: MA in European Linguistics, Freiburg, Germany

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        1.    Alice Blumenthal, MA in European Linguistics, Freiburg, Germany

Message 1: MA in European Linguistics, Freiburg, Germany
Date: 23-Oct-2007
From: Alice Blumenthal <alice.blumenthalanglistik.uni-freiburg.de>
Subject: MA in European Linguistics, Freiburg, Germany
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Master’s programme in European Linguistics at the University of Freiburg,
Germany – Call for applications

Applications are now being accepted for an international Master’s programme
in European Linguistics at the University of Freiburg, Germany.

Major aims of this highly competitive two-year programme:
This unique Master's programme creates a solid basis for linguistic
analysis and comparison, conveys a sound understanding of the rich and
fascinating linguistic landscape of Europe, and imparts skills in up to
four European languages. Students enrolled in the programme also acquire
tools for planning, conducting and presenting linguistic research.

Admission requirements:
We invite applications from all qualified students holding a good first
academic degree with a strong background in linguistics or foreign language
studies. As the programme is taught in English and German, it is mandatory
that applicants have an advanced level of proficiency in both languages.

Duration: two years of full-time study, starting every April
Application deadline: Apply by 30 November to commence studies in the
following April

Seminars and lectures are offered in the following linguistic modules:
- The European Languages: Structure, Typology and Language
- Standard and Non-Standard Varieties in Europe
- Schools and Tradition of Linguistic Thought in Europe
- Minority Languages in Europe
- Multilingual and Multicultural Communication in Europe
- The Linguistic History of Europe

An additional research module includes an internship abroad, a conference
visit, and classes on research design and presentation skills.

Freiburg: reputed for its academic excellence and high quality of life

The University of Freiburg ranks among Germany's top universities and has
some of the most distinguished language departments in the country.
Located on the Swiss and French borders, Freiburg is one of Germany's most
attractive cities. The 'Capital of the Black Forest' is well-known for its
temperate climate and picturesque view of the Black Forest and the
snow-topped mountains.

Applications should be sent to:
Prof. Dr. Bernd Kortmann
University of Freiburg
English Department
Rempartstr. 15
79085 Freiburg i.Br.

For more detailed information regarding the Master’s programme, please
visit our new website:

Should you have any questions, please contact

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Historical Linguistics; History of Linguistics; Linguistic Theories; Morphology; Sociolinguistics; Syntax; Text/Corpus Linguistics; Typology

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