Online linguistics courses/degree programs
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I'm interested in suggestions for quality online or distance learning
linguistics courses/degree programs. I'd like to start with introductory
level courses and have the option of continuing. I've found a couple just
by searching the internet. But I'd like to know if the experts out there
have certain programs they'd prefer.
A bit about me. I have been a student/speaker of a number of languages in
the past ten years: English, Urdu, French, Arabic, Uzbek, Russian, Tajik,
Turkish, Swahili, Irish, Luganda. I've worked in language teaching and
translation/interpretation. Some day, I would like to study preservation of
'dying languages', perhaps in a PhD program.
But I have not formally studied linguistics. I have a BS in Journalism and
an MA in International Peace Studies. I'm also interested in the politics
of languages in conflict situations. And I find creoles and pidgins fascinating
I'm working in Iraq right now and have a lot of free time after work hours.
It seems an online course or two would be a good idea to get my feet wet in
Please let me know if there are any great courses or degree programs
available online. Any advice will be much appreciated.