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MA in Linguistic Theory and Typology

MA in Linguistic Theory and Typology

University of Kentucky

University of Kentucky, Lexington, United States
  • QS World University Rankings
    651-700
  • Degree MA
  • Study Level Masters
  • Study Mode Online

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The Master’s in Linguistic Theory & Typology (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. In addition to 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. Why MALTT? 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. Where can MALTT take me? MALTT graduates will be prepared to succeed in the top doctoral programs in the United States and abroad, and will be positioned to enter a global, information-based marketplace that demands the skills that a strong MA in Linguistics provides, with careers in such fields as, for example: speech and language processing globalization of commercial products healthcare communication business legal professions analysts in government agencies