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MPhil program in Linguistics
Program Homepage: http://www.let.vu.nl/english/degreeProgrammes/linguistics.htm
Institution: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Address: De Boelelaan 1105
City: Amsterdam
Zip/Postal Code: 1081 HV
Country: Netherlands
Application Deadline: June 1, 2003
Contact Person: Petra Bos , Dr.

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Phone: +31-20-4446576
Fax: +31-20-4446500
Linguistic Subfield(s): Anthropological Linguistics
Applied Linguistics
Cognitive Science
Computational Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
General Linguistics
Historical Linguistics
History of Linguistics
Language Acquisition
Language Documentation
Linguistic Theories
Program Size: Medium (11-25 students)
Program Description: The MPhil program in Linguistics is a 2-year program for students who already hold a BA in Linguistics or in a modern language. The program starts in September 2003. Please check our website for admission requirements. The program is closely connected to the research group ''Architecture of the Human Language Faculty'' and the researchers of this group are the teachers in the program. Teachers (among othes) are: Geert Booij, Lachlan Mackenzie, Theo Janssen, Mike Hannay, Wilbert Spooren, Monika Schmid, Peter Jordens, Gerard Steen, Lourens de Vries and Leo Wetzels. The students will follow courses, give presentations, write papers and write a Master thesis, during these 2 years. Please check our website and find out what courses we are currently offering!
Available Financial Aid: Foreign students can apply for a scholarship of 5000 euro per annum. The admission board (see our website) will divide the scholarships
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