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Query:   Ph.D. programs in Lx & Lit
Author:  Richard Epstein
Submitter Email:  click here to access email
Linguistic LingField(s):   Ling & Literature

Summary:   A short time ago, I posted a query on behalf of a grad student
of mine seeking information about Ph.D. programs in the US
which have specializations in Linguistics and
Literature (Stylistics, Literary Pragmatics, etc.).

Several English departments were mentioned as possibilities:

U. of North Texas
Ball State U.
Texas A & M (http://engserve.tamu.edu/files/graduate/gprogram.html)
U. of Wisconsin-Madison
U. of Minnesota
U. of South Carolina (Linguistics Program)
U. of Southern California

Several people also mentioned that there are more opportunities
to pursue this line of research in Britain and
Ireland (Lancaster, Strathclyde, Queen's U. in Belfast).

Thanks again to all those who responded,

Rich Epstein

LL Issue: 8.697
Date Posted: 12-May-1997
Original Query: Read original query


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