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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://iskwiki.upd.edu.ph/index.php/Department_of_Linguistics
Institution: University of the Philippines
Address: Faculty Center 2110
City: Diliman, Quezon City
Zip/Postal Code: 1101
Country: Philippines
Contact Person: Michael Manahan

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Phone: (632) 926 9887
Fax: (632) 926 9887
Linguistic Subfield(s): Anthropological Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
General Linguistics
Genetic Classification
Historical Linguistics
History of Linguistics
Language Acquisition
Language Documentation
Linguistic Theories
Program Size: Large (over 25 students)
Program Description: The Department of Linguistics of the College of Social Sciences and Philosophy in U.P. Diliman was established in August 28, 1922. Its first name was Department of Philippine Linguistics. It was renamed Department of Oriental Languages in 1924, Department of Oriental Languages and Linguistics in 1963, Department of Linguistics and Asian Languages in 1973, and finally Department of Linguistics in 1983. The primary aim of the department since its founding has been the scientific study, preservation and promotion of the Philippine languages through teaching, field research and publication.

The following programs are offered in the department:
BA Linguistics
MA Linguistics
PhD Linguistics
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