Study the building blocks of language and learn how we turn thoughts into words.
If you’ve always loved languages but thought 2, 3, or even 10 weren’t enough, you can have all of them and more through linguistics, the study of language (singular). You’ll learn how to describe and analyze sound patterns and the forms, functions, and meanings of words, on their own and when combined into phrases and sentences. Through these elements, linguists try to explain what in the human mind lets us not only utter what we think but also understand each other’s utterances, in our societies and across generations.
Why Study Linguistics?
Meet Our Students and Faculty
Linguistics faculty and graduating students 2019
Row 1: Temitayou Wolff ’19, Hadley Luker ’19, Lily Bohlke ’19, Professor Chisato Kojima
Row 2: Professor Hansen, Professor Mercado, Professor Herold, Professor Fennel