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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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MPhil/PhD in Linguistics
Program Homepage: http://www.essex.ac.uk/linguistics/pg_research/
Institution: University of Essex
Address: Department of Language and Linguistics
University of Essex
City: Colchester
Zip/Postal Code: CO4 3SQ
State/Province: Essex
Country: United Kingdom
Contact Person: Graduate Administrator

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Phone: +44 (0) 1206 872199
Fax: +44 (0) 1206 872198
Linguistic Subfield(s): Applied Linguistics
General Linguistics
Linguistic Theories
Philosophy of Language
Other Program Specialties: English Language Teaching
Program Size: Large (over 25 students)
Program Description: Students who are admitted for PhD study from October 2008 or later will be registered for a standard minimum period (three years for full-time students; six years for part-time students) with an initial registration status as an MPhil/PhD student.

Students will be supervised as PhD students, but PhD status will need to be confirmed during the second year (during the third year for Integrated MPhil/PhD students, and end of the third year for part-time students).
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