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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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Level: MA / MSc
Duty: Research,Teaching
Linguistic Field: General Linguistics
Application Deadline: 15-Jan-2014
Supporting Institution: University of Kentucky
Linguistics Program
LL Issue: 24.4653
Posted: 21-Nov-2013
Support Description: The Linguistics Program at the University of Kentucky offers a Master’s degree in Linguistic Theory & Typology (MALTT). Students pursuing this degree receive training in theoretical approaches to understanding and explaining empirical linguistic evidence. We emphasize the analysis and modeling of linguistic patterns by means of computational and quantitative methods. Students typically follow either a morphosyntax track or a sociolinguistics track.

Most of our graduate students receive teaching assistantships (TA), for which they work as graders or instructors in linguistics or writing courses. We also have research assistantships (RA) for work on a variety of projects in a range of capacities, including editorial work on book projects, work on organizing conferences, and grant proposal preparation.

The Linguistics Program also offers both a major and a minor in linguistics at the undergraduate level. Our faculty conduct cutting-edge research in morphosyntax,sociolinguistics and historical linguistics. The University of Kentucky is located in Lexington, the heart of Kentucky's bluegrass region.

Students applying for admission to the MALTT program automatically become candidates for a TA/RA position. Assistantship decisions will be made after the application deadline of January 15 2014.
Application Web Address: http://linguistics.as.uky.edu/maltt
Contact Information: Professor Gregory Stump gstump@uky.edu