The Department of Linguistics has an international reputation and is particularly strong in the areas of second language acquisition, applied linguistics, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), and sociolinguistics. Like every major linguistics program in the United States, the department is centrally concerned with core areas of linguistic theory, but it is unusual in that it also attaches equal importance to applied and descriptive endeavors. The areas of expertise of the faculty are theoretical and descriptive linguistics, Hispanic linguistics, sociolinguistics, and second language acquisition. The department has a good student-faculty ratio and prides itself on its collegial atmosphere and close cooperation between faculty and students. The department offers a undergraduate and graduate degrees in Linguistics as well as graduate certificates in TESOL and ESL. 


Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences



Degrees Offered

BA, Certificate, Minor, MA, PhD

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