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M.A. in Linguistics

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  • Course description
    Our M.A. program in Linguistics requires the student to develop a solid understanding of the core areas of the discipline in addition to an in-depth specialty in one of the many areas available through the research interests of the faculty and associate faculty.

    The student will work with his/her academic advisor to devise a course of study that best suits the student's research interests.
    Prerequisites

       1. LING 700: Introduction to Linguistic Science or its equivalent
       2. Reading ability in a foreign language (not English) with a significant linguistic literature.

    Coursework

    Thirty-three credit hours of graduate work including:

       1. LING 794: Proseminar
       2. LING 705: Phonetics I
       3. LING 712: Phonology I
       4. LING 725: Syntax I
       5. LING 709: Introduction to Language Acquisition
          OR
          LING 715: Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition
       6. LING 735: Psycholinguistics
          OR
          LING 738: Introduction to Neurolinguistics
       7. One of the following research methods courses:
              * LING 720: Research Methods in Linguistics
              * LING 740: Linguistic Data Processing
              * LING 741: Field Methods in Linguistic Description
              * LING 782: Research Methods in Child Language

    Twelve credit hours of electives to be determined by the student and the student's advisor; not to include LING 998 Independent Study.
    Thesis/Examination

       1. Thesis and thesis defense. Three hours of thesis credit (LING 899) or exam preparation (LING 897) may be applied toward the minimum of 33 hours for the degree.
          OR
       2. A written comprehensive exam taken no later than the semester in which the student completes the 33 hours of course work.

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