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The Educational Linguistics students convince Dr. Lynn Burley to have class outside on a beautiful day.


“Each new grammar pattern we find sheds light on how the human brain creates language. The loss of even one language may forever close the door to a full understanding of human cognitive capacity.” 
― K. David Harrison, When Languages Die: The Extinction of the World’s Languages and the Erosion of Human Knowledge


  • Our curriculum is undergoing revision and the new versions of the BA in Linguistics, the Linguistics minor, and the TESOL minor go into effect for Fall 2022!
  • Drs. Burley, Escamilla, and Johnston presented at the “Challenges and Opportunities for Linguistics Faculty as Public Universities without Linguistics Departments” mini-conference in February 2022 to discuss strategies to build programs at these kinds of institutions.