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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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M.St English Language
Program Homepage: http://www.english.ox.ac.uk/prospective-graduates/masters-programmes/language.html
Institution: University of Oxford
Address: English Faculty
Manor Road
City: Oxford
Zip/Postal Code: OX1 3UL
State/Province: UK
Country: United Kingdom
Application Deadline: January 2011
Contact Person: Deborah Cameron , Professor

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Phone: +44 1865 278392
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Linguistic Subfield(s): Historical Linguistics
Language/Language Family Specialization(s): English
Program Size: Small (1-10 students)
Program Description: A one year (three term) taught graduate course in English Language, with particular emphasis on historical and sociolinguistic approaches. Students take a 2-term core course (first term focusing on historical issues, second on contemporary English, a research methods training course, choose 2 special options from a list including English lexicography, English in the 18th Century, World Englishes, Sociolinguistics, Language and Gender, and write a supervised dissertation on a topic of their choice.
Available Financial Aid: Some scholarships available by competition: terms and opportunities differ for those who are and are not citizens of the European Union. For more information go to the Oxford University website.
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