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University of Wisconsin-Madison
Department of Linguistics
1168 Van Hise Hall
1220 Linden Drive
Madison, WI 53706-1557
tel: 608/262-2292
fax: 608/265-3193

General Information

The Department of Linguistics offers an undergraduate major, a Ph.D. program in linguistics, and a Ph.D. minor in linguistics. 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. All students proposing to major or minor in Linguistics must consult with the chair.

Faculty in the Department of Linguistics consist of Professors Enç, Li, Macaulay (Chair), Macken,Valentine; Assistant Professor Purnell. The Cross-country skiers in the UW Arboretumfaculty specialize in phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, 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 are handled in other departments, or may be assembled as a program of individual study.

The department maintains a phonetics laboratory for teaching and research in experimental and acoustic phonetics.

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