Western has a dynamic cluster of linguistics researchers who have established a network of cross-Departmental collaborations and synergies.

Linguistics is perhaps unique among the humanities in its numerous substantive links with disciplines in other Faculties: with the Social Sciences: Anthropology, where the rest of the undergraduate linguistics program is, and Psychology, where there is growing interest in psycholinguistics, with Applied Health Science: Communicative Disorders and Speech Pathology, with Science: Computer Science, and in particular with Artificial Intelligence, with the Faculty of Education, with the Centre for Cognitive Science: in particular, the nexus between Engineering and Psychology, and with the Faculty of Information and Media Studies.

The lingustics researchers of UWO (faculty members and graduate students alike) are active in a number of innovative disciplinary initiatives and interdisciplinary projects, which they have brought together at the Theoretical and Applied Linguistics Laboratory (TALL, formerly GReLTA, Groupe de Recherches en Linguistique Théorique et Appliquée).