The Linguistics program at the University of Georgia is an interdisciplinary program with twenty-six faculty members from nine departments in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences and six in the College of Education. We offer the MA and the PhD degrees. For further information, please consult the program's web page at http://www.uga.edu/linguistics, or contact the Graduate Coordinator, Linguistics Program, Athens, GA 30602-6202. FAX: 706-542-2897. E-mail to request information: firstname.lastname@example.org. E-mail to contact the Graduate Coordinator: email@example.com.
Our graduate program is comprised of five tracks of study from which students may choose to satisfy degree requirements: 1) second language acquisition, 2) cognitive aspects of linguistics, 3) historical linguistics, and 4) language variation and sociolinguistics. At the MA level only, we ofter a track in humanities computing.
Second lLanguage acquisition offers a curriculum which treats the theoretical bases for SLA and is particularly directed at training for college-level language teaching. Students may follow established course sequences for French, Spanish, or German, or may assemble an appropriate set of courses to concentrate on another language. The University of Georgia offers MEd and PhD degrees in TESOL and teaching additional languages through the Department of Language and Literacy Education in the College of Education.
The Cognitive aspects of lLinguistics track includes the study of theoretical models that show how humans understand language. In conjunction with the Departments of Computer Science and Philosophy, and with the Artificial Intelligence Program, the Linguistics program offers a computer-based track that requires a solid knowledge of computers and programming. Also available is a cognitive linguistics curriculum that does not require intensive work with computers.
Historical lLinguistics involves both the methodology for comparison and reconstruction of historical languages and an intense, hermeneutic approach to studying ancient languages individually. Students may acquire a close familiarity with the sounds, grammar, and vocabulary of languages like ancient Greek, Sanskrit, Latin, Old Church Slavic, Classical Armenian, Old English, and many others.
Language variation and sociolinguistics provides its students with training in empirical linguistics, including the s tudy of the methods commonly used in research on language as people speak it. Courses in this track range from "American English" and "Language Use in the African American Community" to "Discourse Analysis" and "Language, Gender, and Culture." This degree track provides training in humanities computing, in addition to courses which establish a strong foundation in linguistics with competence in one of the other tracks.