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.


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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Panel Linguistic

Ever wonder what sorts of careers graduates in Linguistics land in? While we cannot present all of their stories, we are happy to present a few different ones this Wednesday, February 14, 4:30-6pm, in University College 2115.

Felix de Zuviría Abbate (MA Linguistics, 2021)
Public Services Librarian, Program and Outreach Services
London Public Library

Renata Lohman (MA Linguistics 2018)
Systems & Communication Coordinator
Oxford and GradePower Learning

Christen Harris (PhD French Studies, Linguistics stream, 2015)
Bilingual Editor
General Dynamics Ground System

Intent to Register 2024

Intent to register will run from March 1 - March 31, 2024 this year. Please visit our website for more information on our courses offered. 




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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.