Program Overview


The linguistics minor is open to any student regardless of major. Courses include training in the deductive techniques that linguists use to determine the structures underlying natural language systems. A minor in linguistics enables students to apply these principles to learning or analyzing any human language, making this area of study broadly relevant to all students engaged in the study of any modern or classical language.

Program Facts

  • Program Type: Minor

Program Director

Jason D. Haugen,
Associate Professor of Anthropology

Linguistics News

Fulbright Fellowship Winner Connects Language to Heritage

April 27, 2021

Ruth Bieber-Stanley ’21 has German ancestors and relatives on both sides of her family, but never learned to speak German as a child. Today, not only does she know the language, but uses it to have an even deeper connection with her heritage.
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Pandemic Impact Award Helps Zoe Swann ’19 Continue Research on StartReact Effect

September 9, 2020

After graduating from Oberlin College with high honors in neuroscience and a concentration in linguistics, Zoe Swann ’19 immediately embarked on a PhD program at Arizona State University (ASU), where she began writing a literature review, and started developing a dissertation proposal. Then COVID-19 struck. It brought her research to a screeching halt until her lab was granted a $1,500 Pandemic Impact Award to support research expenses.
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