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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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Department of Linguistics
Program Homepage: http://www.linguistics.pitt.edu
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Address: 2816 Cathedral of Learning
City: Pittsburgh
Zip/Postal Code: 15260
State/Province: US
Country: USA
Application Deadline: December 15
Contact Person: Scott Kiesling, Dr. , Director of Graduate Studies

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Phone: 412-624-5900
Fax: 412-624-6130
Linguistic Subfield(s): Applied Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
General Linguistics
Language Acquisition
Other Program Specialties: Hispanic Linguistics
Language/Language Family Specialization(s): Quechuan
Program Size: Medium (11-25 students)
Program Description: We have three areas of particular focus and strength: Applied Linguistics and TESOL, Sociolinguistics including variation and discourse, and Hispanic Linguistics. Many students in the Hispanic Linguistics program also concentrate in either Spanish Applied Linguistics or Spanish sociolinguistics.
Available Financial Aid: Andrew Mellon and other pre-doctoral Fellowships /Teaching positions in the English Language Institute /Teaching Assistant positions in the Department of Linguistics/ Administrative/teaching positions in the Less Commonly Taught Languages Center.
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