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Jost Gippert: Our Featured Linguist!

"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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Program Name:

MA English Language
Program Homepage: http://www.essex.ac.uk/coursefinder/CourseDetails.aspx?course=MA++Q30112
Institution: University of Essex
Address: Department of Language and Linguistics
City: Colchester
Zip/Postal Code: CO4 3SQ
Country: United Kingdom
Contact Person: Graduate Administrator
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Phone: +44 (0)1206 872199
Linguistic Subfield(s): Discipline of Linguistics
Language/Language Family Specialization(s): English
Program Size: Small (1-10 students)
Program Description: This course provides comprehensive training in both the nuts and bolts of the grammar and sound systems of English, and in the sociolinguistics and acquisition of the language. As such, it is ideal for those wishing to go on to teach A-Level English Language. The programme offers students a free choice from the wide range of English Language and Sociolinguistics modules offered by the Department.
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