Linguistics

Linguistics

Studying Language and Broadening Our World.

What can I do with a major in Linguistics?

  • Graduate Study in Foreign Languages or Linguistics
  • Translator

How can I complete my degree program in four years?

Download a sample degree plan for a major in Linguistics.

4 Year Linguistics Degree Plan

Where are internships and partnerships available for students in the Linguistics program?

  • Bible Translation Organizations
  • Literary Councils
  • Mission Organizations
  • Teaching English as a Foreign Language at International Schools

What are graduates of the Linguistics program doing now?

  • Moriah Sharp is a graduate student in TESOL at Wheaton Graduate School.
  • Gabe Wilkinson teaches English as a foreign language in Japan.

With a major in Linguistics, what classes will I take?

Linguistic History of the English Language
Study the development of the English language from its Indo-European roots to the present, paying attention to the historical contexts and linguistic features of the language.

Sociolinguistics
Develop an understanding of language in its social and cultural contexts, observing how sociocultural variables relate to language use and language learning in multi-cultural educational settings.

Faculty Publications:

2013 | Pasquale, Michael. “The Folk Linguistics of Language Teaching and Learning” in Psycholinguistic and sociolinguistic perspectives on second language learning and teaching [electronic resource] : studies in honor of Waldemar Marton / Krystyna Droździał-Szelest, Mirosław Pawlak, editors. New York: Springer.