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Program Name: Department of Linguistics
Program Homepage: http://linguistics.byu.edu/
Institution: Brigham Young University
Address: 4064 JFSB
City: Provo
Zip/Postal Code: 84602-6278
State/Province: UT
Country: USA
Application Deadline: January 15
Contact Person: William G. Eggington, Dr., Chair
Email:

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Phone: (801) 422-2937
Fax: 801-422-0906
Linguistic Subfield(s): Anthropological Linguistics
Applied Linguistics
Computational Linguistics
Forensic Linguistics
Language Acquisition
Psycholinguistics
Semantics
Sociolinguistics
Syntax
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Translation
Program Size: Large (over 25 students)
Program Description: The purpose of the linguistics MA program is closely related to the department’s definition of linguistics, which is the scientific study of language. The program aims to prepare the student to become a language professional, go on to a PhD program, or go into the world as a competent practitioner of the skills expected of a linguist. A more applied, but popular emphasis in the department is a track that combines linguistics with computer skills. The linguistics curriculum develops such skills as analyzing language in its sound, structure, and meaning. Optional tracks also introduce the student to such related fields as anthropological linguistics, information design, sociolinguistics, and language-oriented computing.
Available Financial Aid: Partial Tuition
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