Study every aspect of language from how languages work to how people use it.
Pursue a major or minor in linguistics or complete a teaching certification for teaching English as a Second Language.
Learn from faculty across academic disciplines.
Live linguistic diversity abroad
The world is your classroom with opportunities to study in countries around the world.
Drink It All In
Gather with your peers and professors each week for Linguistics Tea, where you’re just as likely to discuss linguistic theory as plot holes in your latest pop-culture binge.
The Chandler Senior Experience
For your Senior Experience, you will complete your senior seminar in linguistics along with an independent study that you can complete with a faculty advisor over one, two, or three terms (based largely on your research needs). Your Senior Experience will culminate in a research paper and oral presentation to faculty and students. Linguistics majors with double-majors in other fields (e.g., language, anthropology or psychology), typically combine their interests into one Senior Experience.
Recent Senior Experiences include:
- Native and non-native perceptions of pre-velar /æ/-raising in Wisconsin English
- English-Spanish Code-switching in Bilingual Blogs: Patterns among native English speakers living abroad
- What Did You Call That? An Examination of English Names Transliterated into Chinese
Explore Linguistics Outcomes
Linguistics prepares you to better understand human behavior which prepares you to succeed in any field, from business to law to arts or medicine.
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