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Department of Linguistics Department of Linguistics
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Institution: University of Oregon
Address: Department of Linguistics, University of Oregon
City: Eugene
Zip/Postal Code: 97403-1290
State/Province: US
Country: USA
Application Deadline: February 1
Contact Person: EricPederson, Dr. , Chair

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Phone: 541-346-3906
Fax: 541-346-5961
Linguistic Subfield(s): Anthropological Linguistics
Applied Linguistics
Cognitive Science
Discourse Analysis
General Linguistics
Historical Linguistics
Language Documentation
Linguistic Theories
Other Program Specialties: Fieldwork
Endangered languages
Language description
Language/Language Family Specialization(s): Carib
Oregon Penutian
Plateau Penutian
Slavic Subgroup
Program Size: Large (over 25 students)
Program Description: The Department of Linguistics offers instruction in linguistics leading to a Bachelor of Arts, a Master of Arts in one of two options (general linguistics and applied linguistics) and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Linguistics.

The Department supports three principal areas of concentration: descriptive linguistics and fieldwork, language and cognition, and second language acquisition. Although the faculty and courses deal with a wide variety of linguistic topics and issues, there are four facets of linguistics that are strongly emphasized in our graduate program:

*A functional approach to the study of language structure and use.
*An empirical approach to the methodology of linguistic research, which includes live data, fieldwork, experimental and cross-linguistic orientations.
*An interdisciplinary emphasis on the place of human language in its wider natural context.
*Applied linguistics, including second-language development and language revitalization.

The Linguistics Department at Oregon is functional, typological, empirical, and experimental in orientation, and it is active in the study of little-known languages and in second language acquisition. It is also strongly concerned with cognitive issues in linguistics and language use and is active in the study of discourse. In all areas, the Department emphasizes empirical work through field research or through experimental research. Thus, within either graduate degree, it is possible for a student to develop one or more of these concentrations.
Available Financial Aid: Graduate Teaching Fellowships (TA's) in Linguistics and in the American English Institute
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