About the Department

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The Department of Linguistics offers an undergraduate major, a Ph.D. program in linguistics, and a Ph.D. minor in linguistics. All students proposing to major in Linguistics must consult with the Undergraduate Advisor, Rebecca Shields. Graduate students in the linguistics Ph.D. program are awarded a Master of Arts degree upon the completion of the M.A. requirements. Students newly admitted to the Ph.D. program must attend the department orientation and consult with the chair in person by the beginning of classes.

Faculty in the Department of Linguistics consist of Professors Raimy (Chair), Li, Macaulay, Salmons, and Valentine, and Lecturer Shields. The faculty specialize in phonology, morphology, syntax, historical linguistics, and American Indian languages. Applied linguistic studies such as the theory and practice of language teaching or the history and structure of a particular language may be handled in other departments, or may be assembled as a program of individual study.


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