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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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Linguistics Program
Program Homepage: http://www.cas.sc.edu/LING/
Institution: University of South Carolina
Address: Linguistics Program, University of South Carolina
1620 College Street
City: Columbia
Zip/Postal Code: 29208
State/Province: US
Country: USA
Contact Person: D. Eric Holt , Program Director

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Phone: 803-777-2061
Fax: 803-777-0454
Linguistic Subfield(s): Anthropological Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
General Linguistics
Historical Linguistics
Language Acquisition
Linguistic Theories
Philosophy of Language
Other Program Specialties: Second Language Acquisition
Language/Language Family Specialization(s): English
Program Size: Large (over 25 students)
Program Description: The Linguistics Program at the University of South Carolina is an interdepartmental program with strong connections to the following departments: Anthropology; Communication Sciences and Disorders; English Language and Literature; Languages, Literatures, and Cultures; Philosophy; and Psychology.
Available Financial Aid: Teaching assistantships in English composition, French, German, and Spanish. Other assistantships through Linguistics, English, English Programs for Internationals, Psychology, several writing centers, and the foreign language learning lab. Assistantship stipends may be enhanced by competitive college and graduate school fellowships.
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