Studies in Linguistics

Linguistics in the Department of World Languages and Literatures at Western Michigan University facilitates the interdisciplinary study, exploration and analysis of language, using theories and methodologies common to the social sciences, with the goal of preparing students for careers in fields such as:

  • Clinical speech practition
  • Information technology
  • International commerce
  • International relations
  • Interpreting and translating
  • Public policy
  • Teaching and pedagogy

Linguistics prepares students for advanced studies in:

  • General linguistics (applied and theoretical)
  • Foreign and classical languages
  • Language-specific linguistics
  • Second language acquisition
  • Social science

The Linguistics Working Group promotes the study of language science at WMU through:

  • Curricular teamwork
  • Innovative teaching
  • Faculty collaboration
  • Research excellence
  • Student mentoring

Affiliated Departments
Department of English
Department of Spanish
Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences
Department of World Languages and Literatures