Linguistics at Grinnell is offered as an interdisciplinary concentration in which you explore how to describe and analyze language through the lens of several disciplines. Concentrators take core courses in theoretical linguistics; elective courses drawn from  anthropology, computer science, education, English, the foreign languages, philosophy, and psychology; and an advanced seminar or senior thesis.  The concentration complements a variety of majors, and the analytical skills you develop can be applied to graduate study or to careers in writing, publishing, advertising, computing, government, teaching, and more.


First-year students in Angelo Mercado's tutorial explore linguistic aspects of poetry.

What happens when languages collide? Students explore the small and large effects of language contact.