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Program Name: Department of Linguistics
Program Homepage:
Institution: University of Victoria
Address: PO Box 3045
City: Victoria
Zip/Postal Code: V8W 3P4
State/Province: British Columbia
Country: Canada
Application Deadline: December 15/ January 15
Contact Person: Hua Lin, Graduate Advisor

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Phone: 250-721-6643
Fax: 250-721-7423
Linguistic Subfield(s): Applied Linguistics
General Linguistics
Language Acquisition
Language Documentation
Linguistic Theories
Other Program Specialties: Indigenous Language Revitalization
Language/Language Family Specialization(s): Athapaskan
Chinese, Mandarin
Program Size: Large (over 25 students)
Program Description: • We have a strong commitment to and a tradition of bringing together the descriptive, theoretical, and practical sides of linguistics in our research and programs.

• We have a long-standing research focus on languages of the Pacific Rim.

• We are committed to the study of indigenous languages, language retention, revitalization, and preservation, and to community-based research.

• We join with the Faculty of Education in hosting Dr. Lorna Williams as the Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Knowledge and Learning.

• We are known for providing excellent and supportive training at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

• We have Linguistics and Applied Linguistics undergraduate/graduate programs, enabling students and faculty to ground their work in both theoretical and applied language research.

• We offer a comprehensive set of courses in Acoustic, Articulatory, Auditory and Experimental Phonetics as well as a unique BSc in Linguistics that prepares students for work in speech sciences and technology.
Available Financial Aid: UVic Fellowships, RAships, TAships
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