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Linguistics UK

Location

York, England

Program Description

Linguistics UK is an immersive study of language in the diverse linguistic environment of York, England.

Each student will take a Linguistics course (CSD 490) team taught by Dr. DePaolis and a linguist affiliated with the University of York’s Department of Language and Linguistics.

Guest lectures will be given on topics ranging from conversational analysis (the study of how conversation is a dance between the speakers), developmental phonology, and forensic linguistics (the use of speech markers to provide clues to the perpetrators of crime). 

Students will acquire a solid understanding of language that will prove extremely useful to their future clinical practice or to any discipline involving the study of language.

Location Description

York is a historic city founded in 71 AD by the Romans. It became an important cultural and religious center of England in the middle ages, and retains much of its history in the form of intact medieval city walls, a Norman castle, and a beautiful cathedral.

The city is walkable and safe for locals and tourists alike. Most walks thru the city centre involve pleasant surprises such as Holy Trinity Church, circa 12th century, a church I accidentally stumbled upon while meandering down a city alleyway. There are pubs in buildings as old as the 15th century, with slanted floors and traditional British pub fare.

The people are very friendly and there is a rich schedule of things to do in the summer, including theatre (think Shakespeare) and music. In fact, the program is likely to coincide with the early music festival which celebrates the British tradition of music thru concerts in the cathedral and local churches. York is also a major hub for the British Rail and students will find it easy to visit places such as Manchester, Edinburgh, and London. Our time in York will include a guided tour thru the medieval streets, pub dinners, high tea, and a visit to the Minster Cathedral.

Director

Rory DePaolis | depaolra@jmu.edu | Communication Sciences and Disorders

Accommodations

Students will be housed in student accommodation at the University of York in single rooms. The University housing is within walking distance of the city centre and convenient to public transportation.

Breakfast will be supplied along with accommodation. Students will also be given a meal stipend to cover the cost of lunch and dinner.

Additional Items to Consider

Students might consider flying in to London and spending a few days in town either before or after the program.

Some cell phones will work in the UK, but students are advised to check with their provider. Inexpensive cell phones are available in the UK. 

This program is intended for CSD students who are interested in gaining a more solid foundation in linguistics. It may also be of interest to English or Psychology majors.

Applicant Criteria

Applicants must have a GPA minimum of 2.0

Junior or Senior students would be best suited for this program. Exceptional freshman may also qualify.

Application Process

This list serves as an application preview. To apply, students will need to complete the following:

  • Study Abroad Online Application ($25 fee)
  • Essay
  • Official transcript required for non-JMU students

Further details and instructions about these application requirements will be available upon log-in. 

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Application Deadline

Dates


All dates are tentative and subject to change

Courses

CSD 490: Linguistics (4 credits)

Courses listed here are to be used as a general guideline for program curriculum. *All courses are considered pending until approved by the Academic Department, Program, and/or College.

Cost

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