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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:

Interdisciplinary Program in Linguistics
Program Homepage: http://www.tulane.edu/~maxwell/newpage5.htm
Institution: Tulane University
Address: Dept of Linguistics
Tulane University
City: New Orleans
Zip/Postal Code: 70118
State/Province: US
Country: USA
Application Deadline: February 01
Contact Person: Harry Howard, Dr.
Linguistic Subfield(s): Applied Linguistics
History of Linguistics
Neurolinguistics
Pragmatics
Semantics
Sociolinguistics
Writing Systems
Program Size: Medium (11-25 students)
Program Description: Linguistics is an interdisciplinary program in which thirteen departments participate.Participation ranges from teaching less-commonly-taught language courses to contributing to the university research program. Twelve faculty members have primary research fields within linguistics. The undergraduate student population is a small, but active group. We currently have 13 undergraduate majors. We graduate 3- 4 students a year with BAs in linguistics. Our students are outstanding. Of our 3-4 graduates a year, we get 1-2 honors theses. This year we graduated four students, three with honors theses.Have about one student a year in the MA program and 1-2 in the PhD actively taking classes. We have graduated one PhD a year for the past six years. We have a strong library collection on Latin America, with texts in many American Indian languages as well as in Spanish and Portuguese. Our rare book collections contain untranslated texts that offer excellent resources for research. The Roger Thayer Stone Center for Latin American Scholars offers students opportunities to get to the field for summer and more sustained study. The Cuba Institute has recently begun an initiative for scholarly interchange with, and study programs in, Cuba. Louisiana, itself, is linguistically rich and the Louisiana Collection provides access to local resource materials. The Amistad Center also offers unique collections, as does the Newcomb College Center for Research on Institute. Linguistic Circle An informal group of scholars from Tulane, Loyola, UNO, and other area schools meets at odd intervals throughout the year to report on research, read papers, articles, and hold linguistic discussions. Students as well as faculty participate in all aspects of this local professional forum.
Available Financial Aid: Three fellowships per cohort are available for graduate study.
Preference is given to those students whose career goal is the Ph.D., though it is not necessary that the applicant have an MA at the time of application. Support is for three years of coursework, exam and prospectus preparation, with a post-data collection one-year fellowship for write-up.
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