Mission Statement

The Linguistics Department introduces its undergraduate students to the core areas and methodologies of Linguistics, including phonetics and phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics, as well as specialized areas such as computational linguistics, historical linguistics, language documentation, language variation, language and law, politics of language, and more. The Department’s research-based graduate programs delve deeper into the areas above and prepare students for advanced work in Linguistics and connected disciplines. Our goal is to inspire the next generation of linguists to excel in both academia and diverse professional settings.