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My name is Zachary Brooks. As a graduate student in Applied Linguistics at the University of Massachusetts Boston and the creator of AppleESL.com, I wanted to keep track of the things I was learning and share those with others. That’s why I started applelinguist.wordpress.com. I am now a PhD student in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching at the University of Arizona.
Having done some fairly intense research on PhD programs in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, I thought I would start by sharing what I learned about linguistics programs. Rebecca Starr, now a PhD student at Stanford Linguistics, wrote a handbook about graduate programs in linguistics in 2003 while completing her undergraduate degree in linguistics at Harvard. At the time, she wrote it with Harvard students in mind. Fast-forward seven years, and I faced the same problem that Rebecca Starr faced; A paucity of information on PhD programs in linguistics. Fortunately, I came across Starr’s handbook while I was putting together a review of the PhD Linguistics Programs. Since I had done a broader investigation of PhD Linguistics programs, I approached Rebecca Starr about using her handbook as a template for a new handbook. She agreed.
The utilitarian title for the handbook is Linguistics PhD Programs – Application and Review.
What you will find is much of the format and content that Rebecca initially created. What I have added consists of a greatly expanded coverage of PhD Linguistics Programs in Theoretical Linguistics and Applied Linguistics. I have also modified the wording to reflect the new audience. Anyone who is interested in exploring the possibility of completing a PhD in Linguistics is invited to review and make comments. This is a modified version of the .pdf form divided into six (6) sections.