Students of linguistics study the structure, meaning, uses and
history of human languages. They gain insight into how language is
processed by the human mind and by computer, and they learn about
cultural and linguistic diversity through the study of how language
reflects meaning and world views. Through these perspectives, students
discover how language reflects unique characteristics of humanity
connecting linguistic structure with the functional meanings that are
used in communication.
Students learn how linguistic analysis can be used in practice
through the study of such areas as second language acquisition and
assessment, language teaching, computer processing of human language,
and communication disorders. Linguistics courses are taught by
outstanding faculty in language related departments such as
Anthropology, Computer Science, English, Philosophy and Religious
Studies, Psychology, and World Languages and Cultures.
For more information, contact Professor John Levis, Chair or Greta Muller Levis, Adviser.
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