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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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MLitt in English Language and Linguistics
Program Homepage: http://www.ell.stir.ac.uk/English_Language_and_Linguistics_at_Stirling/Postgraduate_Programme.html
Institution: University of Stirling
Address: University of Stirling
City: Stirling
Zip/Postal Code: FK9 4LA
Country: United Kingdom
Contact Person: Andrew Smith , Dr

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Phone: 01786 467516
Linguistic Subfield(s): Discourse Analysis
Historical Linguistics
History of Linguistics
Other Program Specialties: Evolutionary Linguistics
Cognitive Linguistics
Program Size: Small (1-10 students)
Program Description: The MLitt programme is centred around advanced study of the English language, and covers both theoretical approaches to linguistics and the application of these techniques in a broader cultural context. You’ll gain a thorough grounding in the way language works, with a particular focus on the structures and varieties of English, both contemporary and historical. You’ll develop advanced skills to help you explore more detailed topics according to your own research interests, and learn to conduct your own research.
Available Financial Aid: There are a number of funding opportunities available to prospective students on the MLitt in English Language and Linguistics, detailed on the English Studies Postgraduate Funding page.
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