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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 English
Alternate Name: Departamento de Ingl├ęs
Program Homepage: http://rrpac.upr.clu.edu:9090/~humanity/ingles.htm
Institution: University of Puerto Rico
Address: P.O. Box 23356
City: San Juan
Zip/Postal Code: 00931
State/Province: Puerto Rico
Country: Puerto Rico
Contact Person: Lowell Fiet , Professor

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Phone: 787-764-0000
Linguistic Subfield(s): Historical Linguistics
History of Linguistics
Language Acquisition
Language Documentation
Ling & Literature
Linguistic Theories
Other Program Specialties: Creole and Pidgin Languages Caribbean Language Situations
Language/Language Family Specialization(s): English
Program Size: Small (1-10 students)
Program Description: Two degrees are offered, an M.A. and a Ph.D. The M.A. program in English offers advanced studies in the area of Linguistics. The basic requirements for admission to the program are a Bachelor's degree or its equivalent, the approximate number of credits needed for an undergraduate major in the field, and an average of at least B (3.0). (These requirements remain flexible, and ''conditional'' admission is often possible even though the student does not have the equivalent of an undergraduate major in English.) The English Department in the College of Humanities also offers a doctor of philosophy degree in English with the literature and language of the English-speaking Caribbean as its area of specialization. The program aims to prepare scholars, critics, and linguists who will contribute to the development of Caribbean studies as a field of academic knowledge inside the context of higher education.
Available Financial Aid: Graduate Assistantships are often available. These are usually awarded for ten months of an academic year and pay approximately $800 a month. Assistantships typically involve either teaching or research and sometimes a combination of both.
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