LINGUIST List 28.5009

Wed Nov 29 2017

Support: Anthropological Linguistics; General Linguistics: MA, University of Virginia

Editor for this issue: Clare Harshey <>

Date: 28-Nov-2017
From: Lise Dobrin <>
Subject: Anthropological Linguistics; General Linguistics: MA, University of Virginia, USA
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Department: Linguistics Program
Web Address:

Level: MA / MSc

Institution/Organization: University of Virginia

Duties: Teaching

Specialty Areas: Anthropological Linguistics; General Linguistics


The University of Virginia is a top-ranked public research university located in the beautiful Piedmont region of Virginia, a short drive away from both Washington, D.C. and the Blue Ridge mountains. The university offers an M.A. degree in Linguistics, and an M.A. and Ph.D. degree in Linguistic Anthropology. Competitive funding is available for prospective students applying to the Interdepartmental M.A. Program in Linguistics.

UVa’s Linguistics MA program especially welcomes applications from students interested in linguistic fieldwork and/or social approaches to the study of language. The program is ideally suited for students with an anthropology background wishing to understand how language factors in their field area; those preparing to undertake culturally informed language documentation and description; students interested in functional, typological, cognitive, and historical approaches to linguistics; and those aiming to conduct language-focused public outreach in areas such as education and museums/archives. The program offers a certificate in TESOL theory and practice.

There are five full-time linguistic anthropologists on UVa’s Linguistics faculty whose work integrates the study of language with culture and social life. They have research emphases in cognition; ethics; ethnopoetics and ethnography of speaking; ideology and philosophy of language; multimodal semiosis, space and place; language evolution; linguistic prehistory; and language documentation, archiving, and revitalization. There are also Linguistics faculty in American Studies; Classics; Education; English; Psychology; Slavic Languages and Literatures; Spanish, Italian and Portuguese; and other units.

Applications Deadline: 15-Jan-2018

Web Address for Applications:

Contact Information:
        Lise Dobrin

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