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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more



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Choosing a Linguistics Program that's Right for You

A lot goes into choosing a program that's right for you. Questions students often ask include: What kind of degree should I get? What are the top linguistics programs? What factors should I consider when choosing a linguistics program?

In order to find the right program, you should first determine your interests. Each program offers a slightly different approach to linguistic research. Some programs lean toward the theoretical study of linguistics, while others are concerned with applied aspects of linguistic inquiry. Check the links below to get an idea of which subfields interest you, and to find a program that will allow you to explore those interests.

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