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University of California, Los Angeles

Focus / Concentrations:                Theoretical

Department / College:                   Department of Linguistics

UCLA’s linguistics department is well known for its experimental phonetics and phonology, which are probably the best around. The department claims to emphasize field work in its graduate training, butdefinitely has a very theoretical, hardcore abstract linguistics bent; there are no sociolinguists among the faculty. If you’re interested in doing applied linguistics, UCLA has an entirely separate department for that. Because it’s a UC school, the stipend at UCLA is pretty low, though it does guarantee you the money for all five years. The program has a huge number of grad students, though, so apparently those guys all manage to survive in LA on that funding.


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January 8, 2010 at 3:18 pm

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  1. I don’t like to regret not trying things. That’s why I decided to apply to UCLA. Like the Applied Linguistics Department at UCLA, the Linguistics Department at UCLA responded my emails, if they bothered to respond at all, with wry dismissal. As if. They generally dismissed my interests if they did not match their own. And even when I copied and pasted their stated interests from UCLA’s website, the professors still generally claimed that my interests didn’t match. Still UCLA offers a great program in theoretical and experimental linguistics with widely-published professors on a spectacular campus. What’s more is that in two separate class visits, the professors showed up, unlike the Applied Linguistics professor who missed his/her own class.


    January 8, 2010 at 3:19 pm

  2. […] University of California, Los Angeles […]

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