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D00M
Posted: Friday, November 17, 2017 4:32:45 AM

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Hello respected teachers,

Reading knowledge of two languages of scholarship other than English

What does 'scholarship' mean in the above?

I am looking forward to your answers.
thar
Posted: Friday, November 17, 2017 6:53:29 AM

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It is hard to be totally sure without context, but I guess it means languages that are used to write scholarly or academic papers. Ie, useful languages in a world setting for reading research. Languages that people learn, even though they may not even need to go to that country.

eg
English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Arabic..... (Hindi?) etc, etc...

You might have good English and a reading knowledge of Armenian and Zulu - but is that going to be useful to your employer or university career?

(No offence to Armenian or Zulu scholars, but I think the publications are limited!)


Instead of listing all the languages that they do consider a positive skill, they lump them together as ' of scholarship'.

Here, 'scholarship' is an uncountable noun.
Not 'a scholarship' - an award to able students.

This is 'scholarship' the act of study, research and academic writing.

tfd
Quote:
scholarship
n.
1. The methods, discipline, and attainments of a scholar or scholars.
2. Knowledge resulting from study and research in a particular field. See Synonyms at knowledge.





D00M
Posted: Friday, November 17, 2017 8:14:02 AM

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Thank you thar,

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It is hard to be totally sure without context


I found it here: https://linguistics.fas.harvard.edu/pages/language-requirement

I am looking forward to your answers.
Donthailand
Posted: Friday, November 17, 2017 9:21:42 AM
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Looks like the requirement is to be able to read two qualifying languages (per the school) other than English. Since it is an American school, you would have to read and speak English already.
D00M
Posted: Friday, November 17, 2017 10:39:37 AM

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Is there a list on the internet showing qualifying languages/languages of scholarship?

I am looking forward to your answers.
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