Re: Good linguistics programs
|From:||Tom Wier <artabanos@...>|
|Date:||Monday, September 21, 1998, 4:37|
Josh Brandt-Young wrote:
> I'm at the point right now when I'm really having to put some serious
> thought into what universities I'm going to apply for. I've been doing
> quite a bit of investigation on my own, and I've talked to a few
> linguists I know, but I would really appreciate it if some of you could
> give me your opinions on which universites offer the best linguistics
> programs (and, of course, the most languages).
Well, not to toot my own school's horn, but here at the University ofTexas there are
many many opportunities for both pretty much whatever
language you might want and also has a good program in linguistics.
I think it's in the top ten undergraduate in the country (though don't
quote me on that), and my fellow classmates all seem highly motivated
and interested in the material, whatever that may be.
Here are the languages they teach:
German, Old Germanic Dialects, Middle High German, Yiddish,
Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Old English, Middle English,
French, Old French, Spanish, Old Spanish, Italian, Portuguese,
Russian, Old Russian, Czech, Serbo-Croatian, Polish,
Standard Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, Turkish, Japanese,
Madarin Chinese, Korean, Hindi, Bengali, Tamil, Malayalam
Latin, Modern Greek, Ancient Greek, Sanskrit (yes, you saw right!), ...
(more to be found at <http://www.utexas.edu> )
...in other words, a lot. Most of those have at least four levels of
advancement. The teachers here in the linguistics program are
all very dedicated to their work without being uptight about it.
I've found this is especially true of that program, though it also
applies generally to the university at large...
Tom Wier <artabanos@...>
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