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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AFLA 24: Proceedings now available
The JSEALS Special Publication containing the proceedings for AFLA 24 (University of Washington, 2017) has now been published online. Click here to access the publication.
- Western Interdisciplinary Student Symposium on Language Research
- 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