Linguistic Studies provides a critical framework for studying language.
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Language defines us as human and gives us the ability to communicate feelings, histories and ideas for the future. In linguistic studies we analyze language from its structure, function and operation all the way to how it’s used (and abused) in society.
Linguistics encompasses a number of disciplines. At Drew you approach language through the study of sounds, words, sentences and meaning (phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics), how language is used in different places and among different people (sociolinguistics) and how language is used in context (pragmatics).
Are you interested in anthropology, music, psychology, neuroscience, philosophy, sociology or theatre? As a minor in conjunction with many fields, linguistic studies adds a dimension to your résumé that helps you stand out.
This minor is a fine foundation for many careers from theatre and vocal coaching to education to international development and business.
I teach a community-based learning course where students put their Spanish to work tutoring at a nonprofit serving new immigrants. I’m also working on a book manuscript stemming from my research with immigrant day laborers In Arizona.
Ph.D., University of Arizona
I focus on Old and Middle English literature, Celtic and continental European medieval literature, linguistics, critical theory, gender studies and film. From time to time, I take to the stage at Drew.
Ph.D., University of Michigan
how gender and ethnicity influence language in “Language, Communication and Culture”