Linguistics is the scientific study of language and investigates the sounds (phonetics/phonology), structures (morphology/syntax) and meaning (semantics/pragmatics) in human language. In addition, the field of linguistics explores how humans learn and process one or more languages (psycholinguistics/neurolinguistics/first and second language acquisition) and how they use language in its social context (sociolinguistics). Other subfields within linguistics include language change (historical linguistics) and computer-based approaches to linguistic phenomena (computational linguistics).
Professional linguists work in several fields such as teaching (Linguistics, speech, English, world languages), translation/interpretation, voice or speech recognition software development, literacy programming, curriculum development, data analysis, and U.S. intelligence or foreign service, just to name a few.
We offer a minor and a major (BA/BS) in Linguistics and a concentration of MA and PhD in Hispanic Linguistics
For more information on the minor in Linguistics click here.
For more information on the new B.A. and B.S. in Linguistics click here.
For more information on MA and PhD courses in Hispanic Linguistics click here.