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2015-04-07 20:38:50 -0500 answered a question Reading list for graduate school?

Thank you for responding to my answer. I'm applying for a program in European Linguistics at the University of Freiburg in Germany. The program deals partly with language interaction in an European context and I will be focusing on German and Turkish interaction (among others). As I will be dealing with interaction with a minority group, I would specifically like to focus some of my attention on sociolinguistics (something not offered in Wisconsin's linguistics department) and language typology.

That being said, I would also like to feel "in the loop" for a basic knowledge of all subjects (after having taken a few masters courses, I still have found myself nodding along to multiple discussions with faculty from other universities at times). Maybe to fine tune my question, I'd ask what areas are students going directly from a BA to an MA missing in terms of general knowledge?

2015-03-24 20:07:15 -0500 asked a question Reading list for graduate school?

I am about to begin a masters degree in linguistics and wanted some input on what is generally expected of incoming grad students. I am finishing my bachelors in linguistics and German at the University of Wisconsin so I have a firm background in many topics in theoretical and applied linguistics, though gaps still exist.

Does anyone know of a reading list, or could someone recommend fundamental papers in all branches of linguistics (including those out of the "core" subjects such as sociolinguistics) which you believe students should be well-versed in before beginning graduate study?