My name is Lauren and i'm looking for new friends..especially international ones or ones who love languages.. I'm American and I lived in Costa Rica for a while so I can speak spanish. I study chinese and arabic at my university (4 semesters of each so far) and I am trying to study in Turkey this fall.
I would love to help anyone with anything involving up to advanced levels of spanish and english and basic levels of chinese (mandarin), arabic (egyptian and standard) or turkish.
Does anyone know of any non-US institutions/abroad programs that are a good place to go for linguistics (or communication/cognition, speech pathology, etc)? I'm an undergrad linguistics major at Northwestern University right now, and looking to study abroad (in a year or so) somewhere that will still allow me to take courses or do research to advance my major.
I'm willing to go anywhere, very preferably somewhere that also offers classes in the host country's language if it's a non-English speaking country*. My past language instruction has been very punctuated and I'm unfortunately now only fluent in Mandarin Chinese and Taiwanese (so while I can still take a year in a given language before going abroad, anything that requires more than that isn't really doable).
Ideas are VERY appreciated! Thanks :)
*(edit) To clarify, I want to take linguistics classes taught in English, but if I am going to be in a country whose citizens don't exclusively speak English, I'd want to take classes that teach the foreign language.
Thanks for everyone's help so far!
So last night Saturday there was a survivor-type show on Telemundo ... I don't remember what it's called, and I can't seem to find any information on it, but something on it was really interesting. There was a female contestant who, every time interviewed, had to be subtitled because of her accent. I could barely believe she was saying the same thing as was written on the bottom of the screen. It was the most bizarre Spanish I've ever heard .... my first thought was "maybe she's Dominican!" because of horror stories I've read here about Dominican accents, but then I came to the conclusion ... no, no way Dominican Spanish can be that unintelligible. But maybe not. XD
Has anyone by chance seen this and can tell me anything about it?
Надеюсь, модераторы не сочтут это сильным оффтопиком.
Буду очень благодарна, если поможете вот в чем: мне нужны емайлы и/или веб адреса западноевропейских факультетов по специальностям лингвистика и славистика (русский).
Я, конечно, ищу в гугле, но вдруг кто-то из вас имеет отношения к университетам и знает конкретные адреса, вы мне очень сократите время поиска. Нужно это для хорошего дела, не для личных нужд :) Большое спасибо.
I will appreciate help in finding email/web addresses of Linguistics and Slavic (Russian) university departments in Western Europe. If you happen to know some of them, please comment. Thank you.