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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 Linguistics
Alternate Name: MPhil in Theoretical Linguistics
Program Homepage: http://www.hum.uit.no/lin/index.html
Institution: UiT The Arctic University of Norway
Address: University of Tromsø
City: Tromsø
Zip/Postal Code: 9037
Country: Norway
Application Deadline: Check on UiT webpages
Contact Person: Kari Mathisen , Study Consultant

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Phone: ++47 776 23 316
Linguistic Subfield(s): General Linguistics
Language Acquisition
Linguistic Theories
Program Size: Small (1-10 students)
Program Description: The Masters in Theoretical Linguistics covers graduate level studies in theoretical linguistics, and is to be seen as an extension of work at the Bachelor level. The program places special emphasis on the formal aspects of grammar, in particular syntax and phonology. The approach to these disciplines relies on comparative studies of many languages. Students will develop insight into the structure of language, comparative aspects of linguistic research, social and geographic variation, the historical development of languages and language acquisition. At the Masters level, students will develop special interests based on their coursework and will write either a Masters thesis or two article-length papers.
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Available Financial Aid: The department regularly applies for stipends under the university's quota program that gives grants to students from certain Eastern European Countries and developing countries.
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