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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:

Language and Society MA
Program Homepage: www.kingston.ac.uk/pglanguageandsociety
Institution: Kingston University
Address: Penrhyn Road
City: Kingston
Zip/Postal Code: KT1 2EE
Country: United Kingdom
Contact Person: Postgraduate Administrator
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Phone: +44 (0) 20 8 417 2361
Fax: +44 (0) 20 8 417 2292
Linguistic Subfield(s): Sociolinguistics
Program Size: Small (1-10 students)
Program Description: The study of language and society within the well-established and rapidly-changing field of sociolinguistics provides insights into research findings in:

- aspects of social organisation – including gender, ethnicity, sexuality, social class, age, occupation, religion and worldview;
- aspects of social context – such as cultural expectations, norms of interaction, communicative ends, participants, beliefs and attitudes.
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