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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:

Department of Linguistics
Program Homepage: http://linguistics.byu.edu/
Institution: Brigham Young University
Address: 4064 JFSB
City: Provo
Zip/Postal Code: 84602-6278
State/Province: UT
Country: USA
Application Deadline: January 15
Contact Person: William G. Eggington, Dr. , Chair

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Phone: (801) 422-2937
Fax: 801-422-0906
Linguistic Subfield(s): Anthropological Linguistics
Applied Linguistics
Computational Linguistics
Forensic Linguistics
Language Acquisition
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Program Size: Large (over 25 students)
Program Description: The purpose of the linguistics MA program is closely related to the department’s definition of linguistics, which is the scientific study of language. The program aims to prepare the student to become a language professional, go on to a PhD program, or go into the world as a competent practitioner of the skills expected of a linguist. A more applied, but popular emphasis in the department is a track that combines linguistics with computer skills. The linguistics curriculum develops such skills as analyzing language in its sound, structure, and meaning. Optional tracks also introduce the student to such related fields as anthropological linguistics, information design, sociolinguistics, and language-oriented computing.
Available Financial Aid: Partial Tuition
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