Master of Arts in Linguistics

  Accredited by the Mexican Postgraduate Quality Program SEP-CONACYT (PNPC)

(Scholarships for Foreing Students)

 


PROGRAM NAME: Master of Arts in Linguistics


General Office of Professions (DGP) Code: 221531

Typical time to degree: 4 semesters

Credits: 104

Degree conferred: Master of Arts in Linguistics

Campus where it is offered: Hermosillo

 


DESCRIPTION OF THE DEGREE PROGRAM


General Objective

The Master of Arts in Linguistics at the University of Sonora aims to consolidate, improve and continue the work students have been developing since the undergraduate program. The principal objective of the Master of Arts Program in Linguistics is to develop exceptional professionals to deepen and expand linguistic knowledge. In this way, graduates of this program will be able to participate actively in the development, analysis, transformation and promotion of advances in linguistic knowledge and potentially influence the insertion of this knowledge in the context of national and international culture, adapting or incorporating that knowledge in areas of the educational, scientific and social sectors.

Specific Objectives

  • To prepare highly-trained professionals in the area of indigenous language research from a perspective that values the interrelationships between form and function.
  • To prepare professionals with a high capacity for analysis, interpretation and promotion of scientific advances in linguistics, to reinforce research on the indigenous languages of the region, the nation and the American continent.
  • To consolidate a regional effort toward the development of linguistic studies in this area of knowledge and thus contribute to advances in the research of indigenous languages by other scholars from national and international institutions, as well as to the discipline itself.

All with a high awareness of social responsibility and ethics, as well as a strong spirit of scientific innovation.

 


WHAT COMPETENCIES WILL I HAVE ACQUIRED BY THE END OF THIS PROGRAM?


Graduate Profile

Graduates of this Master's degree program will have the capacity to develop high-level linguistic research in general and specifically in the field of indigenous languages.

Graduates of this program will demonstrate the application of descriptive techniques as well as the application of various theoretical and methodological aspects of linguistic research, in order to explain the nature, origin, development of language and the diversity and typology of specific languages.

Graduates will be able to pursue careers in linguistics research and planning, teaching and/or consulting in activities of the social, educational, private and governmental sectors.

 


PLAN OF STUDIES


Curriculum Map

CODE     

COURSES              

TYPE

CRED.

CLASS HRS

LAB HRS

FIRST

SEMESTER

 

 

 

 

0860

PHONETICS AND PHONOLOGY

REQ

8

3

2

0864

MORPHOLOGY I

REQ

8

3

2

 

INTRODUCTION TO LINGUISTICS RESEARCH

REQ

6

3

SECOND

SEMESTER

 

 

 

 

0863

FIELDWORK TECHNIQUES

REQ

4

2

0861

SYNTAX

REQ

8

3

2

0862

RESEARCH AND THESIS SEMINAR I

REQ

4

2

THIRD    

SEMESTER

 

 

 

 

0866

LINGUISTIC TYPOLOGY

REQ

8

3

2

0867

SEMANTICS AND PRAGMATICS

REQ

8

3

2

0865

RESEARCH  AND THESIS SEMINAR II

REQ

4

2

0950

FIELDWORK PERIOD I

REQ

5

 

 

0951

THESIS DEVELOPMENT SEMINAR I

REQ

6

 

 

FOURTH

 SEMESTER

 

 

 

 

0952

FIELDWORK PERIOD II

REQ

5

 

 

0953

THESIS DEVELOPMENT SEMINAR II

REQ

6

 

 

0954

THESIS

REQ

10

 

 

0868

RESEARCH AND THESIS SEMINAR III

REQ

4

2

ELECTIVES

 

 

 

 

 

0870

PHONETICS AND PHONOLOGY

ELE

5

2

1

0871

SYNTAX II

ELE

5

2

1

0872

MORPHOLOGY II

ELE

5

2

1

0873

NATIVE AMERICAN LANGUAGES AND CULTURES

ELE

6

3

 

0874

ETHNOSEMANTICS

ELE

5

2

1

0875

LEXICOGRAPHY AND STD OF DICTIONARIES

ELE

5

1

3

0876

TRANSLATION STUDIES

ELE

5

2

1

0877

CONTRASTIVE GRAMMAR

ELE

5

2

1

0878

MESOAMERICAN DISCOURSE

ELE

5

2

1

0879

SOCIOLINGUISTICS

ELE

5

2

1

0880

INTRO. TO LINGUISTIC THEORIES

ELE

5

2

1

0881

PHILOSOPHY OF LANGUAGE

ELE

5

2

1

0882

LINGUISTICS OF THE TEXT

ELE

5

2

1

0883

UTO-AZTECAN HISTORICAL LINGUISTICS

ELE

5

2

1

0884

LINGUISTIC VARIATION

ELE

5

2

1

 

LINGUISTIC CHANGE AND THEORY OF GRAMMATICALIZATION

ELE

5

2

1

 

LEXICAL TYPOLOGY

ELE

5

2

1

 

INTERCULTURAL AND MULTILINGUAL EDUCATION

ELE

5

2

1

 

LINGUISTIC PLANNING

ELE

5

2

1

 

LINGUISTIC HISTORIOGRAPHY OF COLONIAL TEXTS

ELE

5

2

1

C O M M E N T S

To graduate from the Master of Arts in Linguistics Program, students must complete a minimum of 104 credits consisting of the following:

94 Required courses                    

10 Elective courses

 


LINES OF GENERATION AND/OR APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE OF THE PROGRAM


1. Morphology and Syntax in Indigenous Languages

2. Descriptive and Typological Studies

 


CORE FACULTY


Name

Email

Dr. Andrés Acosta Félix

aacosta@capomo.uson.mx

andresacostafelix@gmail.com

Dr. Albert Álvarez González

aalvarez@lenext.uson.mx

Dr. Zarina Estrada Fernández

zarina@guaymas.uson.mx

zarinaef@gmail.com

Dr. Aarón Aurelio Grageda Bustamante

agrageda@sociales.uson.mx

aarongrageda@gmail.com

Dr. José Juan Gerardo López Cruz

glopez@correom.uson.mx

gerlopez150@gmail.com

Dr.  Constantino Martínez Fabián

cmtz@capomo.uson.mx

Dr. María Del Carmen Agustina Morúa Leyva

cmorua@capomo.uson.mx

Dr. Ana Lidia Munguía Duarte

amunguia@capomo.uson.mx

ana.munguia@unison.mx

Dr. Heréndira Téllez Nieto

herendira.tellez@icloud.com


HOW DO I ENROLL IN THIS GRADUATE PROGRAM?


Entrance requirements

  • Entrance application and curriculum vitae in established formats.
  • Statement of purpose explaining the reasons for and interest in entering the Master's program.
  • Copy of the undergraduate transcript in Linguistics or related fields, with a minimum grade average of 80 or its equivalent in other grading systems.
  • Copy of diploma and/or certificate of professional examination.
  • Two letters of recommendation issued by individuals of recognized academic prestige substantiating the responsibility and academic potential of the applicant.
  • Interview with the Academic Committee for the Master of Arts program.
  • Applicants who do not hold an undergraduate degree in Linguistics may be granted admission conditioned on the completion of a qualifying exam testing subject knowledge during the first semester. Students who do not meet this requirement must complete special courses in the subjects that so warrant.
  • Demonstrate reading proficiency in English.
  • Complete the National Graduate School Entrance Exam (EXANI-III-CENEVAL).
  • Signed commitment to devote themselves full-time to their Master's degree studies.

 

Applicant Profile

Applicants to the Master's Degree Program in Linguistics must have a professional degree in Linguistics at the undergraduate level, or in related fields such as Anthropology or Literature. All applicants must demonstrate the minimum knowledge related to descriptive linguistics and interest in direct linguistic fieldwork.

 


WHAT DO I NEED TO GRADUATE?


Graduation requirements

To obtain the Master's degree the following is required:

  • Successfully complete all course credits and satisfy the other requirements established in the corresponding graduate program;
  • Certify comprehension of a language other than Spanish, as established by the Graduate Academic Committee of the respective study program.
  • Successfully pass the comprehensive exams in their written and oral components before a committee named ex-professo.
  • Comply with the provisions and requirements established by the Department of Academic Services for the issuance of the degree.

 

Degree options

To obtain the Master of Arts in Linguistics all students must present a research project or thesis. There are four types of research projects that may be developed toward the degree:

  • Grammatical or lexicographical outline of the language under study
  • Edition of a historical-linguistic document
  • Database on a little-documented language
  • Thesis

 


HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO STUDY THIS GRADUATE DEGREE?


Cost of the National Graduate School Entrance Exam (EXANI-III)

The applicant registration fee to study at the University of Sonora is published every year along with the new student admission announcement. See last year's information: http://www.maestriaenlinguistica.uson.mx/

 

Enrollment and tuition fees

When enrolling in one of the graduate degree programs students must pay all the corresponding fees based on the current minimum wage in the city of Hermosillo, pursuant to the Fee Regulation.  See last year's information: fees and discounts per course http://www.serviciosescolares.uson.mx/

 


FURTHER INFORMATION


Dr. Zarina Estrada Fernández

Program Coordinator

Rosales y Blvd. Luis Encinas s/n, Col. Centro, C.P. 83000, Edificio 3A. Hermosillo, Sonora.

maestria.linguistica@unison.mx

Tel: +52 (662) 212 55 29, +52 (662) 259 21 87

http://www.maestriaenlinguistica.uson.mx/