New Master's in Linguistic Theory & Typology, Kentucky

  • 23 Jan 2012 22:42
    Message # 805644
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    The Linguistics Program at the University of Kentucky 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.  Students with degrees from European universities are particulalrly  encouraged to apply, deadline 15 March 2012.  Please apply through the Linguistics Program at

    Various funding opportunities and graduate teaching assistantships (compensation plus fee waiver) 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 University of Kentucky is a public land grant university dedicated to improving people's lives through excellence in education, research, creative work, service and health care.  It is Kentucky's flagship institution, and is situated in Lexington, horse capital of the world (pace Newmarket). Complete with a thriving arts and music scene, rich food culture, and storied sporting history, Lexington is  a great college town.

    Inquiries to Andrew Hippisley, Linguistics Program Director,

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