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Program Name:

Program in Linguistics
Program Homepage: http://www.emich.edu/public/lingprog/index.html
Institution: Eastern Michigan University
Address: Linguistics Program, Eastern Michigan University
Pray-Harrold 612
City: Ypsilanti
Zip/Postal Code: 48197
State/Province: MI
Country: USA
Contact Person: Daniel Seely , Prof
Email:

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Phone: 734 487 0145
Fax: 734 483 9744
Linguistic Subfield(s): General Linguistics
Program Size: Medium (11-25 students)
Program Description: The Linguistics Program at Eastern Michigan University is a general linguistics program, providing the student with a strong foundation in all the major branches of linguistics,including phonetics/phonology, syntax, semantics, typology, text linguistics and discourse analysis. Because it is the home of The LINGUIST List, there is considerable emphasis on the use of computers in linguistics, and, because of the EMELD grant, a growing emphasis on fieldwork on endangered languages and the digitization of language data.
Available Financial Aid: Teaching and research assistantships available. Also 6-8 assistantships for research assistants of The LINGUIST List. Students interested in computer applications in linguistics are encouraged to apply for these. No programming experience is necessary. See: http://linguistlist.org/opportunities.html
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