Linguistics - UWO or UTSC 2

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Subject: Linguistics - UWO or UTSC 2
Hi, I?ve got a few questions to ask. Does anyone know which program is better recognised?

Which one is harder? Which one would be a better gateway for graduate speech therapy?

Constructive opinions are also appreciated.

Thanks!

[19-06-2006,11:47]
rem
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OK. I can really help you if you can just tell me what that second abbreviation mean.

Internationally, McGill?s linguistics is very well known. It is like in top 3 or 4 in the world. That?s for sure. UofT is also realy good at linguistics.

If you tell me what those abbreviations are, I will try to help you. Canadian schools are, in general, good at linguistics. (Btw. I am not Canadian, and that?s why I have no idea what those abbreviations are.)

[19-06-2006,14:54]
Anonymous
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I agree. I think that York is really really the most underrated school in Canada. I mean it. I am not from York or something. But yea, they have excellent programs.

I think that the whole reason is UofT. tHEY ARE SO BIG FOR A SMALL PLACE LIKE oNTARIO. And theire fake reputation draws good students. Anfd then even though York is really good, few good students go there. but THEN still Mcleans should be able to rank it higher. Concordia is also in a similar situation I think. And by the way, I am neither from York not from Conc.

[19-06-2006,14:57]
Anonymous
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sorry, the last reponse was for another topic; ignore it plz.

[19-06-2006,14:57]
Anonymous
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^ We can see the quality of York?s supporter. He cant even post on the right thread.

[19-06-2006,15:08]
Anonymous
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Where did you hear McGill is so good at linguistics?

[19-06-2006,16:45]
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Everyone knows that; it is a fact! In linguistics MIT was leading, and then came McGill, UMass, Leiden and a few others. However, right now, MIT is not that good. So it is like there are 5 or 6 top linguistics programs in linguistics, one of which is McGill. UofT is also in top 15 or 20 something. But McGill is really top-notch, especially in acquisition, where they are number 1 in the world. In American Indian languages, UBC is really good, proly somehwere in top 5 in the world. Overall, Canadian unis are good at linguistics.

[19-06-2006,19:10]
Anonymous
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Can you provide some sort of source please?

[19-06-2006,23:03]
Anonymous
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This is my first post in this thread. I don?t have a source but go to UofT SG and know some linguistics majors. McGill and UofT are supposedly very good for linguistics. BUT my one of my linguist major friends (at UTSC no less) said the intro linguisitc classes have been really dumbed down to accomodate non-native english speakers. Class averages were dropping too low so they made the exams easier to bring them back up. Higher level courses are supposed to still be good. Since I haven?t heard anything bad about McGill?s program I?d probably go there to study it. That is, if McGill wasn?t full of people who like the smell of their own farts.

Take this with a grain of salt because I?ve never taken a linguistics class.

UTSC = University of Toronto Scarborough Campus
UTSG = University of Toronto St. George

[19-06-2006,23:20]
Anonymous
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Hey, thanks for the prompt replies! I apologise for not clarifying the abbreviations in my first post. The above poster clarified that UTSC is University of Toronto, Scarborough campus. UWO is the University of Western Ontario.

"the intro linguisitc classes have been really dumbed down to accomodate non-native english speakers."

So would you still recommend this program? I?m glad to hear that it gets better in the upper courses regardless.

How about UWO in terms or reputation in linguistics and where does it stand in rankings? Insider information also appreciated. On the whole, which program would you recommend out of the two?


[20-06-2006,14:25]
rem
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If this is the same dept. as you are going (http://www.chass.utoronto.ca/linguistics/), that is one of the best in the world. I would put it in top 15. McGill has the top linguistics program of Canada; their program is in top 5 in the world. And in certain areas, they are number 1.

UofT?s linguistics (the link I gave above) is also great. It is second in Canada, and they have some really good faculty, and it is internationally well known.

Please let me know if you got admitted to that program (link given). And I think you did, which is great. I would say, "definitely go there." Unless you have also gotten into McGill of course...

[20-06-2006,17:14]
Anonymous
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stupid yorkie learn to read

[20-06-2006,21:29]
Anonymous

[21-06-2006,12:12]
rem
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The department of linguistics is under the faculty of humanities I think.

"UofT?s linguistics (the link I gave above) is also great. It is second in Canada, and they have some really good faculty, and it is internationally well known. "

Thanks for the information. So it´s generally accepted that the linguistics program in UTSC would be better than UWO academically?

[21-06-2006,12:17]
rem
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Exactly! You should have no hesitation. If you didn´t also get into McGill, choose UofT! In the US, I have never heard of Waterloo in the field. But UofT is really good at linguistics. As I said in my previous post, McGill wouold be somewhere in top 5 in the world and UofT would be somewhere in top 15, which are both good places. Waterloo is probably not in top 100 though.
[21-06-2006,23:26]
Anonymous
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Sorry, I should´ve clarified that UWO is the University of Western Ontario. But either way, it seems that it´s not mentioned much for their linguistics. Thank you for your advice.
[22-06-2006,12:20]
rem



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