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Program Name: Romance Linguistics
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Institution: University of Georgia
City: Athens
Zip/Postal Code: 30602
State/Province: GA
Country: USA
Contact Person: Timothy Gupton, Dr.

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Phone: 706-542-4730
Linguistic Subfield(s): General Linguistics
Language/Language Family Specialization(s): Spanish
Program Size: Medium (11-25 students)
Program Description: The Department of Romance Languages offers graduate programs in French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish leading to M.A. and Ph.D. degrees. We are one of the most productive departments at the University of Georgia, with a large faculty of professors who specialize in research on literature, culture, linguistics and film.

Our graduate programs in Romance linguistics offer a diversity of theoretical and applied approaches to a number of linguistic sub-fields, including phonetics, phonology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, sociolinguistics, historical linguistics, and second language acquisition.

Faculty in the Department of Romance Languages (primarily Spanish Linguistics):
Diana Ranson - French & Spanish Historical Linguistics
Sarah Blackwell - Pragmatics
Margaret Quesada - Second Language Acquisition
Chad Howe - Sociolinguistics
Timothy Gupton - Syntax
Pilar Chamorro - Semantics

We currently have a large and diverse group of graduate students from the USA, Africa, Asia, Europe, the Caribbean and Latin America working together in a collegial environment. Students complete the requirements for the M.A. in 2 years and the requirements for the Ph.D. in 4-5 years.

Application deadline: January 1
Available Financial Aid: Departmental teaching assistantships are awarded for 4 semesters to M.A. students and an additional 8 semesters to Ph.D. students who qualify. The assistantship application is included in our admissions page.

Additional opportunities for financial support are offered through the Graduate School.
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