24.1945, FYI: New MA in Sociolinguistics and Multilingualism

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Subject: 24.1945, FYI: New MA in Sociolinguistics and Multilingualism

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Date: Tue, 07 May 2013 09:30:02
From: Aurelija Tamosiunaite [aurelijat at yahoo.com]
Subject: New MA in Sociolinguistics and Multilingualism

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Vytautas Magnus University (Kaunas, Lithuania), Johannes-Gutenberg University
(Mainz, Germany), Stockholm University (Sweden), and the University of Tartu
(Estonia) are offering a new joint-degree MA program “Sociolinguistics and
Multilingualism” (SoMu).

The program familiarizes students with the general key theories and methods of
sociolinguistics (traditional, variationist sociolinguistics, constructivist
sociolinguistics, language variation, the dialogic relationship of language
use and societal patterns), as well as offers a new and wider perspective and
understanding of multilingualism as the parallel use of national, minority and
migrant languages alongside one or more international vehicular language(s).

The program is meant for students, who are interested in the role of language
and languages in society.
Among the existing MA programs in sociolinguistics this program is unique in
regard to:
- its language focus (students acquire competences in two international
vehicular languages as well as at least two lesser-used and taught languages);
- its geographical focus on the entire Nordic and Baltic-Sea region;
- its focus on multilingualism in a wide sense (rather than on language policy
and planning issues concerning just one European minority population or
- its in-built mobility (studying abroad is compulsory and equally long study
periods in three universities in three different countries are required).

Application deadline (for Fall 2013 admission): (both – EU and non-EU
students) 30 June, 2013

Admission requirements: Bachelor Degree or equivalent in Humanities or Social
Sciences. The Bachelor Degree shall contain at least 30 ECTS in the field of
linguistics or philology. Good knowledge of English on the level B2 of the
Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Students from
non-partner universities might be asked to provide the proof of English
language proficiency.

For more information, please visit http://somu.vdu.lt  or join us on Facebook
(look for ''Sociolinguistics and Multilingualism'')

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics


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