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Jost Gippert: Our Featured Linguist!

"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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Alternate Name: Program in Linguistics
Program Homepage: http://linguistics.gmu.edu
Institution: George Mason University
Address: Robinson Hall A, MSN 3E4
4400 University Drive
City: Fairfax
Zip/Postal Code: 22030
State/Province: VA
Country: USA
Application Deadline: March 15 for the Fall October 15 for the Spring
Contact Person: Steven Weinberger , Dr.

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Phone: 703 993-1188
Linguistic Subfield(s): Language Acquisition
Other Program Specialties: Accent Archive
TESL Certificate Program
Program Size: Large (over 25 students)
Program Description: Students in this concentration choose either to focus primarily on topics in theoretical linguistics or to examine the application of linguistic theory to some other related field, such as first or second language acquisition, the teaching of writing, natural language processing, or bilingual education.

Degrees and Programs offered:
PhD in Linguistics
Masters in Linguistics
TESL Certificate
Undergraduate concentration in Linguistics
Undergraduate minor in Linguistics
Undergraduate minor in TESL
Undergraduate accelerated Masters program
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