new courses in language endangerment at Monash University

New postgraduate courses in Language Endangerment Studies will commence in the Monash University Linguistics Program in 2006. The courses are designed for people who are involved in, or aspire to become involved in, work with minority endangered language groups. They offer professional development at four levels, ranging from a Masters in Linguistics to a Postgraduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate. Interested applicants who have not completed high school may commence study at Faculty Certificate level.

The newly developed units aim to provide linguists, language maintenance practitioners and speakers of minority languages with specialist training in both the theoretical and applied aspects of language documentation and language maintenance for endangered languages in the particular social and political contexts in which they are spoken.

Australian and International applicants are welcome to apply. The courses can be taken full-time or part-time, either on campus or off-campus by distance education via web based study. Further information is available on our website at http://www.arts.monash.edu.au/ling/pglangen/ or by contacting the Course Coordinator, Dr Margaret Florey, by email at Margaret.Florey-at-arts.monash.edu.au or by phone on (03) 9905-2237.

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