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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.St. in General Linguistics and Comparative Philology
Alternate Name: MSt 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: Small (1-10 students)
Program Description: The M.St. is a one-year taught course offering a range of options for graduates wishing to specialize in either general and theoretical linguistics (including phonetics but not applied linguistics) or the history and structure of one or two selected languages. Advanced students with a graduate background in comparative philology may also study the comparative philology of the Indo-European languages. Students do coursework in several specialist options, and may optionally submit a thesis of not more than 15,000 words in lieu of one of the coursework options. 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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