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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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Department of Linguistics
Program Homepage: http://www.nyu.edu/gsas/dept/lingu/
Institution: New York University
Address: 10 Washington Place
City: New York
Zip/Postal Code: 10003-6860
State/Province: NY
Country: USA
Application Deadline: January 4
Contact Person: Aura Holguin , Department Administrator

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Phone: (212) 998 7950
Fax: 212-995-4707
Linguistic Subfield(s): Anthropological Linguistics
Applied Linguistics
Cognitive Science
Computational Linguistics
Other Program Specialties: laboratory facilities for phonetics, computational linguistics, & sociolinguistics.
Language/Language Family Specialization(s): New English
Program Size: Large (over 25 students)
Program Description: NYU Linguistics has a strength in the core areas of grammar (phonology, syntax, semantics) and in sociolinguistics, and has links to the Dept. of Philosophy. The department has hired 7 new faculty members since 1997 and continues to grow.
Available Financial Aid: All entering graduate students (irrespective of country of origin) are guaranteed a five-year MacCracken fellowship that consists of a stipend, a tuition waiver, and health insurance.
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