College of Liberal Arts

Students explore the basic concepts of linguistics and language analysis methods, and discover the role of language in society.  They are introduced to articulatory phonetics, sounds of languages in the world, mechanisms of production of speech sounds, and ear training for discriminating speech sounds. They analyze parts of speech, constituent phrases, sentence structure, representations, ambiguity, and applications of current theory.

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Science and Research

Careers in Linguistics
  • Speech user interface designer
  • Editor
  • Curriculum developer
  • Spanish lexicographer
  • Management consulting
  • Many other positions in domestic and international business/management, not necessarily related to linguistics but able to capitalize on students’ broad-based liberal arts skill set and extra language skill developed in this major
  • Graduate or professional school
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