We are happy to invite applications to our new M.A. Program in Hispanic Linguistics from all B.A. graduates interested in Spanish linguistics. The Department offers a Teaching Assistant line to the most outstanding application (the TAship covers tuition and a stipend for the awarded student during two consecutive years). There are also other possibilities for financial support for applicants fitting the relevant criteria. Our MA program lasts four semesters (2 years) and seeks to attract students interested in the study of the different grammatical aspects of Spanish.
As a program, we are not only interested in the standard varieties of Spanish but we are particularly interested in the study of its non-standard dialects, those that emerge, for example, when Spanish as a dominant language enters in contact with indigenous languages, or when the inverse situation occurs, as in the context of the United States, where Spanish is in contact with a language like English, or simply, in a monolingual context as it occurs in many Latino American countries, where a standard variety of Spanish co-exists with non-standard dialects.
The department offers courses in Phonetics, Phonology, Syntax, History of the Spanish Language and Second Language Acquisition. For more detail information about the program and courses offered go to our web site and contact below:
Professor Jose Elias-Ulloa (firstname.lastname@example.org);
Professor Francisco Ordoñez (email@example.com);
Professor Lilia Ruiz-Debbe (firstname.lastname@example.org).
General Requirements to Apply to the Program
Applicants to the M.A. in Hispanic Linguistics should have completed a B.A. (or its foreign equivalent) in Spanish studies at an accredited U.S. college or foreign institution. Besides completing the online application form, which can be found at this address: http://www.grad.sunysb.edu/admissions/app_info.shtml, applicants will need to provide:
official transcripts of undergraduate and (if applicable) graduate coursework;
official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores (Stony Brook`s code for score reporting is 2548);
an acceptable score (600) on TOEFL for foreign students;
three letters of recommendation; and
a personal statement where the applicant states his/her motivation for applying to the program.
Application Mailing Address:
Dr. Kathleen Vernon
Melville Library N3017
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook NY 11794-3371
Application Web Address:
Prof. Jose Elias-Ulloa