Graduate Emphasis: Language & Linguistics


Course Descriptions
People Degrees Admission to Graduate Program
Teaching Assistantships & Funding


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The MA program of study in Language and Linguistics is designed primarily for students who have some background in Linguistics but did not major in the field as undergraduates. The program is an excellent complement to BA or advanced degrees in Anthropology, Composition and Rhetoric, English Literature, Foreign Languages, Philosophy, Psychology, or Speech Pathology. The MA can serve as a terminal degree, or as preparation for further study in a Linguistics PhD program.

The program provides students the opportunity to study the English Language and to master the analytical tools of Linguistics, which can be applied to the study of any language. In addition to a firm grounding in the basic concepts of Linguistics, students receive training in Phonology, Morphology, Syntax and Grammar, Sociolinguistics, Discourse Analysis, History of the Language, and Old English.

For more information about English Department faculty, please see the Faculty Biography pages.

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