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Program Name:

Department of Linguistics
Program Homepage: http://www.umass.edu/linguist
Institution: University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Address: Department of Linguistics
University of Massachusetts
City: Amherst
Zip/Postal Code: 01003-7130
State/Province: MA
Country: USA
Application Deadline: 15-January
Contact Person: Kathy Adamczyk
Email:

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Phone: 01-15-2011
Fax: 413-545-2792
Linguistic Subfield(s): Cognitive Science
Linguistic Theories
Morphology
Philosophy of Language
Phonetics
Phonology
Psycholinguistics
Semantics
Syntax
Typology
Language/Language Family Specialization(s): Arabic, Standard
English
French
German
Germanic
Hebrew, Ancient
Icelandic
Indonesian
Na-Dene
Niger-Congo
Norwegian Bokmål
Russian
Slavic Subgroup
Swedish
Program Size: Large (over 25 students)
Program Description: Several features combine to give the Department of Linguistics its unique character as well as its international renown as a center of research and learning in linguistic theory. Here, faculty and students share a common focus on theoretical linguistics, with strength in all its branches . At the same time, many members of the department explore interdisciplinary connections between linguistic theory and other fields of inquiry, such as speech physiology and perception, philosophy of language, psychology, and cognitive science. Very early in their graduate education, students begin pursuing original research projects, learning to evaluate different models critically. Like scientific research in any field, this is a collaborative effort in which both students and faculty participate. In the process, a great deal of learning takes place in individual interactions between a single faculty member and a student, or among the students themselves.

See http://www.umass.edu/linguist for information
Available Financial Aid: First-year students without outside fellowship support receive departmental fellowships. Students in later years are supported by teaching assistantships,research assistantships, and university fellowships.

All PhD students fully funded.
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