Linguistics is the study of language: its structure and how it is used on a day-to-day basis. Since most fields require a working knowledge of language in oral and written communication, a major or minor in Linguistics offers an excellent combination with many other concentrations at UVM, including languages and anthropology.
Welcome to Linguistics at UVM
At the crossroads of the humanities and the social sciences, the study of Linguistics relates closely to many other fields like psychology, philosophy, logic and anthropology. We offer both an undergraduate major and minor in Linguistics, as well as five-course Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Certificate Program.
Students in our program are taught by professors who specialize in a wide range of language topics including formal grammar, language and culture, language acquisition, cognition, and bilingualism.
UVM's courses in Linguistics cover a lot of territory, from "Linguistic Diversity in the US" to "Introduction to Psycholinguistics." Topics range from theoretical topics to real world issues of ethnicity and gender.