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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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Program Name:

Linguistics Program
Program Homepage: http://www.clas.wayne.edu/linguistics/
Institution: Wayne State University
Address: 51 W. Warren
City: Detroit
Zip/Postal Code: 48202
State/Province: US
Country: USA
Application Deadline: rolling admission
Contact Person: Ms. Nikki Brugnone

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Phone: 313-577-8642
Fax: 313-577-0404
Linguistic Subfield(s): General Linguistics
Language/Language Family Specialization(s): Arabic, Standard
Hmong Daw
South Slavic
Program Size: Medium (11-25 students)
Program Description: The Linguistics Program at Wayne State University is a general linguistics program with participating faculty in several departments, providing the student with a strong foundation in all the major branches of linguistics, including phonetics, phonology, syntax, semantics, anthropological linguistics, psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, historical linguistics, and discourse analysis. The M.A. degree is the highest degree offered.
WSU is the home of The LINGUIST List, and, because of the EMELD grant, it has a growing emphasis on fieldwork and endangered languages. Another emphasis is the intersection of theoretical linguistics, psycholinguistics, and neurolinguistics. Historical linguistics is a third area of strength.
Available Financial Aid: Teaching assistantships in Near Eastern languages (Chinese, Japanese, Arabic, Hebrew)
Editorships with the LINGUIST List
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