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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:

Culture, Literacy, and Language
Program Homepage: http://bbl.utsa.edu/programs/programs_PHD_CLL.htm
Institution: University of Texas at San Antonio
Address: One UTSA Circle
Department of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies
City: San Antonio
Zip/Postal Code: 78249
State/Province: TX
Country: USA
Application Deadline: Jan. 1/ Feb. 1
Contact Person: Rubén Arciniega , Student Development Specialist

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Phone: 210-458-6619
Linguistic Subfield(s): Anthropological Linguistics
Applied Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
Language Acquisition
Other Program Specialties: Mexican-American Studies
Cultural Studies
Program Size: Medium (11-25 students)
Program Description: Drawing together anthropologists, educators, linguists,
psychologists, and sociologists from UTSA’s Department
of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies, and from other
departments in the College of Education and Human
Development, the Ph.D. in Culture, Literacy, and
Language (CLL) is unique regionally, nationally, and
internationally. No other institution currently offers an
academically and administratively cohesive program that
combines Latino education and other diverse cultural and
linguistic issues, as well as international issues, within the
interdisciplinary framework of a doctoral program.
Graduates will be well-grounded in theoretical,
conceptual and research methodology used to study
culture, literacy, and language and will be prepared to
conduct interdisciplinary research in multiculturalmultilingual
Available Financial Aid: A limited number of competitive fellowships and
assistantships are available for full-time students who are
not working outside the university. The amount and type
of support will depend on the university budget, faculty
research grants, and the need for teaching and graduate
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