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Linguistics for Language Teachers

College of Letters and Science

Are you interested in the study of language structure? Linguists investigate how people obtain their knowledge about language, how this knowledge interacts with other cognitive processes, how it varies across speakers and geographic regions, and how to model this knowledge computationally. They study how to represent the structure of the various aspects of language (such as sounds or meaning), how to account for different linguistic patterns theoretically, and how the different components of language interact with each other.

The minor in linguistics for language teachers especially complements the major in English with the teaching area of emphasis. It is also relevant to students interested in teaching foreign languages.

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