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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 Sociolinguistics
Program Homepage: http://www.essex.ac.uk/coursefinder/CourseDetails.aspx?course=MA++Q14012
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): Sociolinguistics
Program Size: Small (1-10 students)
Program Description: This course provides students with the theoretical and analytical tools to understand and evaluate current work in sociolinguistics, and offer advanced modules in some of its most prominent subdisciplines (variation theory, language and dialect contact, conversation analysis). Students will gain first-hand experience of data collection and both quantitative and qualitative methods of analysis.
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