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PhD Spanish – Hispanic Linguistics

Our Spanish – Hispanic Linguistics program at University of Arizona offers courses in Spanish Phonetics, Phonology, Syntax, Sociolinguistics, Pragmatics, Applied Linguistics, and Second Language Acquisition.

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Full-time Duration: 2 years
Starting in: August
Tuition Fee: $10,063 per semester
Location: Tucson, United States

In these classes, students from the Spanish – Hispanic Linguistics program at University of Arizona explore how language is formulated and organized in our brains, what are the Spanish structures that are possible and why, and how sounds are organized, produced and perceived

Linguistics in Tucson

The University of Arizona has the highest concentration of linguists per student of any Research-1 University in the United States.

Linguists are part of an increasing number of Departments and Programs including Linguistics, Cognitive Science, Spanish and Portuguese, English, French and Italian, Second Language Acquisition and Teaching (SLAT), Anthropology, to name a few– and they form a tightly related resource for theoretical, applied and multidisciplinary studies. The University of Arizona is situated in the midst of Native American Territory and very close to the border with Mexico.

Tucson hosts an extensive community of native speakers of Spanish making it a vibrant and endless source of linguistic reflection and research.

Topics include:

  • Medieval, Renaissance, and Golden Age Spanish literatures and cultures
  • Eighteenth through twenty-first century Spanish Literatures and cultures
  • Spanish American literature and cultures from the Pre-Columbian period to Independence
  • Nineteenth through twenty-first century Spanish American literatures and cultures
  • Border Studies
  • Luso-Brazilian and Hispanic literatures and cultres

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