LINGUIST List 8.1415

Fri Oct 3 1997

Qs: AAVE, MA Programs

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  1. coleman, Teacher training for AAVE speakers
  2. Daniel L. Everett, MA Programs

Message 1: Teacher training for AAVE speakers

Date: Thu, 02 Oct 1997 23:33:30 EST5EDT4,M4.1.0,M10.5.0
From: coleman <colemanycvax.york.cuny.edu>
Subject: Teacher training for AAVE speakers

A friend and I are developing workshop materials for teachers who work
with speakers of AAVE. We would apprecite any information on other
such workshops and sources for reading about them. Please e-mail me
directly.

COLEMANYORK.CUNY.EDU
Charles Coleman
Dept. of English
York College CUNY
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Message 2: MA Programs

Date: Wed, 01 Oct 1997 10:00:33 +0000
From: Daniel L. Everett <deververb.linguist.pitt.edu>
Subject: MA Programs


I am looking for information on M.A. in Linguistics requirements at
various types of universities. The questions I have are the following:

1. Does your department distinguish between a terminal M.A. and a
nonterminal M.A.? (Where 'terminal' means that the student will not be
considered for admission to a Ph.D. program.)

2. If the answer to one is 'yes', are there different requirements for
each?

3. For an M.A. which does not preclude students from being
subsequently considered for admission to a doctoral program, is a
comprehensive exam required?

4. How broad is the comprehensive exam?

5. Is a thesis required in addition to the comprehensive exam or as an
alternative to a comprehensive exam?

I will post a summary if there is a sufficient number of responses.


- Dan Everett
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