|Department of Linguistics Department of Linguistics|
|Institution:||University of Massachusetts at Amherst|
|Address:||Department of Linguistics|
|University of Massachusetts|
Philosophy of Language
|Language/Language Family Specialization(s):||
|Program Size:||Large (over 25 students)|
|Program Description:||Several features combine to give the Department of Linguistics its unique character as well as its international renown as a center of research and learning in linguistic theory. Here, faculty and students share a common focus on theoretical linguistics, with strength in all its branches . At the same time, many members of the department explore interdisciplinary connections between linguistic theory and other fields of inquiry, such as speech physiology and perception, philosophy of language, psychology, and cognitive science. Very early in their graduate education, students begin pursuing original research projects, learning to evaluate different models critically. Like scientific research in any field, this is a collaborative effort in which both students and faculty participate. In the process, a great deal of learning takes place in individual interactions between a single faculty member and a student, or among the students themselves.
See http://www.umass.edu/linguist for information
|Available Financial Aid:||First-year students without outside fellowship support receive departmental fellowships. Students in later years are supported by teaching assistantships,research assistantships, and university fellowships.
All PhD students fully funded.
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