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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 Linguistics
Program Homepage: http://aris.ss.uci.edu/ling/
Institution: University of California, Irvine
Address: 3151 Social Science Plaza
City: Irvine
Zip/Postal Code: 92697-5100
State/Province: US
Country: USA
Application Deadline: 15-January
Contact Person: Ceasar Sereseres, Dr. , Chair

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Phone: 949-824-7504
Fax: 949-824-3764
Linguistic Subfield(s): General Linguistics
Program Size: Large (over 25 students)
Program Description: Faculty research and graduate studies in Linguistics at UC Irvine focus on theoretical approaches to language as a 'mirror of the mind': its nature, how it is acquired, and how it is used. Students receive training in the core areas of theoretical linguistics, phonology, syntax,and semantics, and the issues of interface between these modules of grammar.
Available Financial Aid: UC Irvine offers a variety of forms of financial support to qualified students: fellowships, teaching assistantships, and research assistantships.
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