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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:

Linguistics Program
Program Homepage: http://www.uaf.edu//linguist
Institution: University of Alaska Fairbanks
Address: Box 757680
City: Fairbanks
Zip/Postal Code: 99775-7680
State/Province: US
Country: USA
Contact Person: Anna Berge, Dr.

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Phone: 907-474-7876
Linguistic Subfield(s): Anthropological Linguistics
Applied Linguistics
General Linguistics
Language Documentation
Language/Language Family Specialization(s): Aleut
Inupiatun, North Alaskan
Yupik, Central
Yupik, Pacific Gulf
Program Size: Small (1-10 students)
Program Description: The linguistics program at the University of Alaska is a small interdisciplinary program with a focus on applied linguistics for Alaska Native languages. Students may receive training in second language acquisition and community language documentation. The program offers a B.A. and an M.A. in Linguistics, as well as an interdisciplinary Ph.D. degree. Linguistics students also have access to the internationally-reknown resources of the Alaska Native Language Center.
Available Financial Aid: A limited number of fellowships and teaching assistantships are available for graduate students.
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