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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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Program Name:

M.Phil. in General Linguistics and Comparative Philology
Alternate Name: MPhil in Linguistics
Program Homepage: http://www.ling-phil.ox.ac.uk/
Institution: University of Oxford
Address: Centre for Linguistics and Philology
Walton Street
City: Oxford
Zip/Postal Code: OX1 2HG
State/Province: Oxfordshire
Country: United Kingdom
Application Deadline: mid-January annually
Contact Person: Faculty Secretary

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Phone: +44 1865 280 400
Fax: +44 1865 280 412
Linguistic Subfield(s): General Linguistics
Historical Linguistics
Language Acquisition
Language Documentation
Linguistic Theories
Program Size: Medium (11-25 students)
Program Description: The M.Phil. is a two-year taught course offering a range of options for graduates wishing to specialize in one of the following areas: theoretical linguistics (including phonetics but not applied linguistics), the comparative philology of the Indo-European languages, or the history and structure of one or two selected languages. In addition to coursework in several specialist options, students must submit a thesis of not more than 25,000 words. Most of the teaching is done through lectures, seminars and individual tutorials.
Available Financial Aid: See http://www.ling-phil.ox.ac.uk/funding
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