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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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Department of Language, Linguistics & Philosophy
Alternate Name: DLLP
Program Homepage: http://myspot.mona.uwi.edu/humed/sites/default/files/humed/u5/FHE%20Handbook%202012-2013%20%28updated%29.pdf
Institution: University of the West Indies at Mona
Address: Mona
City: Kingston
Zip/Postal Code: Kgn 7
Country: Jamaica
Contact Person: Silvia Kouwenberg , Head of Department
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Phone: +1876-9702950
Fax: +1876-9702949
Linguistic Subfield(s): General Linguistics
Other Program Specialties: - Language in the Caribbean
- English-lexicon Creole
Program Size: Large (over 25 students)
Program Description: At UWI Mona, we offer both undergraduate- and graduate-level courses and degree programmes in linguistics. International students are welcome to join the department for a semester, a year, or more. Our courses are strongly Caribbean in focus, and offer opportunities for field experience in diverse Jamaican settings. Some of our signature courses in the B.A programme include 'Structure and Usage of Jamaican Creole', 'Caribbean Sign Language', 'Caribbean Dialectology', 'Language of Negotiation' and 'Creole Linguistics'. At the Master's level, we offer courses in the M.A. English Language which focus on the bilingual context of the English- and English-Creole speaking Caribbean, and the implications of that situation for curriculum design and English language teaching.
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