23.394, FYI: New MA in Linguistics at University of Kentucky

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Subject: 23.394, FYI: New MA in Linguistics at University of Kentucky

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Date: 19-Jan-2012
From: Andrew Hippisley [andrew.hippisley at uky.edu]
Subject: New MA in Linguistics at University of Kentucky


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Date: Tue, 24 Jan 2012 11:05:22
From: Andrew Hippisley [andrew.hippisley at uky.edu]
Subject: New MA in Linguistics at University of Kentucky

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The University of Kentucky's Linguistics Program is offering a new 
Master's in Linguistic Theory & Typology (MALTT), starting August 
2012 (subject to Senate approval). MALTT offers training in theoretical 
frameworks for approaching descriptive and sociolinguistic data with a 
special focus on how grammatical features are distributed across the 
world's languages. Emphasis is given to language modeling through 
computational and quantitative methods. As well as providing 
invaluable intellectual preparation for doctoral studies in linguistics, the 
MALTT program prepares students for careers in high-tech industry, 
text-based consultancies in law and medicine, and jobs in government 
agencies.

Applications online through the Linguistics Program at 
https://linguistics.as.uky.edu/maltt

Funding opportunities and graduate teaching assistantships are 
available to qualified students.

- The MALTT degree emphasizes both linguistic theory, whose aim is 
to increase our knowledge about the fundamental nature of human 
language, and typology, the study of the domains of similarity among 
languages and the dimensions and degrees of their differences  
- Students of MALTT are trained in formal and computational methods 
in the analysis of linguistic data, important transferable skills and fast 
becoming a standard expectation in any program of linguistic research
- MALTT offers specializations in morphosyntax and sociolinguistics
- Students have opportunities to participate in faculty research projects 
involving a range of languages, including K'iche' Maya, Eastern Iranian, 
Slavic, Sanskrit, Appalachian English, and others.

The courses
1. Morphosyntax track
core: morphology, syntax, phonology
plus courses in: grammatical typology, computational linguistics, 
constraint-based lexicalist grammars,  etc.

2. Sociolinguistic track
core: syntax, phonology, phonetics
plus courses in: sociolinguistics, linguistic anthropology, discourse 
analysis, quantitative & qualitative methods in sociolinguistics, 
acoustics phonetics, etc.

MALTT graduates will be prepared to succeed in the top doctoral 
programs in the United States and abroad, and will be positioned to 
enter a global, information-based marketplace that demands the skills 
that a strong MA in Linguistics provides, with  careers in such fields as, 
for example
- speech and language processing
- globalization of commercial products
- healthcare communication 
- business 
- legal professions 
- analysts in government agencies

Inquiries to Andrew Hippisley, Linguistics Program Director, 
andrew.hippisley at uky.edu 



Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics





 





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