Linguistics is the scientific study of human language. The focus of research and teaching in the linguistics program at Western is on theoretical and applied linguistics, bringing together an inter-faculty group of researchers for a truly interdisciplinary approach to the discipline. Learn More


The inter-faculty Program in Linguistics allows Western students from any Faculty to study Linguistics either on its own or in combination with another subject.

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The M.A. Program can be summed up in terms of Linguistics at Western not as formal, nor social, nor applied, but as all of these: the humanistic and scientific study of language as an abstract system of symbols that is known and used.

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wisslrWestern Interdisciplinary Student Symposium on Language Research:
13th annual conference

March 5 & 6, 2021
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AFLA 27: Proceedings now available

Click here to access the publication via Scholarship@Western.

Congratulations to our award winner!

Gabrielle Zuvic (Honors Specialization, Minor in Spanish) - Faculty of Arts and Humanities Scholarship



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  • Western Interdisciplinary Student Symposium on Language Research

TALL Laboratory

  • The TALL laboratory provides the electronic and technical infrastructure essential to the pursuit of leading edge linguistics research.


  • Practice of Ethics for Research in Linguistics (PERL), at the University of Western Ontario