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TESOL certificate to launch in spring 2020

October 22, 2019

The Linguistics Department, in collaboration with the ESL Program and the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures now offers a 15-credit Certificate in Teaching English as a Second or...

CSAAL hosts Summer Dialect Research Program

August 20, 2019

The Center for the Study of African American Language recently hosted the Summer Dialect Research Project (SDRP), co-directed by Lisa Green (Linguistics) and Brendan O'Connor (Information and...

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What is Linguistics?

Linguistics is the systematic study of human language. 

Linguists are interested in language for its own sake, as a complex product of the human mind. They are also interested in how language develops in children, how it changes over time, and how it is used in human society.

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