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Fri Dec 14 2012

Support: General Linguistics: MA / MSc Student, University of Kentucky, USA

Editor for this issue: Brent Miller <>

Date: 12-Dec-2012
From: Andrew Hippisley <>
Subject: General Linguistics: MA / MSc Student, University of Kentucky, USA
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Institution/Organization: University of KentuckyDepartment: Linguistics ProgramWeb Address:

Level: MA / MSc

Duties: Research,Teaching

Specialty Areas: General LinguisticsLinguistic Theory & Typology


The MA in Linguistic Theory & Typology (MALTT) offers training by a worldclass faculty in theoretical frameworks for approaching descriptive andsociolinguistic data with a special focus on how grammatical features aredistributed across the world's languages. Emphasis is given to languagemodeling through computational and quantitative methods. There are two maintracks, a morphosyntax track and a sociolinguistics track.

TA positions work as graders and instructors on linguistics or writingcourses. RA positions work on a variety of projects in a variety ofcapacities, including editorial work on book projects, such as the forthcomingCambridge Handbook of Morphology, organizing conferences such as the upcomingPatterns of Alignment in the Indo-Iranian Languages at U of Michigan, and NSFgrant proposal preparation.

The MALTT degree is part of the Linguistics Program, housed in the College ofArts and Sciences within the state's flagship institution of higher education,the University of Kentucky. The Linguistics Program runs a BA/BS major andminor in Linguistics, and its faculty conducts morphosyntactic,sociolinguistic and historical linguistic research of a national andinternational reputation. The University of Kentucky is situated in Lexington,the heart of Kentucky's bluegrass region, surrounded by rolling hills andbeautiful horse farms.

Students apply for a TA / RA position as part of the application process forthe degree. Decisions are made after the deadline of January 15 2013.

Application Deadline: 15-Jan-2013

Web Address for Applications:

Contact Information: Professor Andrew

Page Updated: 14-Dec-2012