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Applying to PhD program in Linguistics



Date Submitted: 17-Aug-2010
From: Tahseen Taha Muhammad
Subject: Applying to PhD program in Linguistics
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Institution/Organization: Sulaimani University

Notice: Dear all,

I have won a governmental scholarship to study Linguistics at the PhD level in any US university. My PhD project should be something about rhetorical structure and critical discourse analysis. I am having trouble finding a suitable US university that specializes in these areas. Does anyone have any suggestions?