"I came to UVM undecided, but took some linguisitcs courses right away, though I had no idea what that really meant. After two semesters, I declared it as my major! . . . Linguistics helps you become aware of the intricacies/patterns in language that you hear and use on a regular basis."
Shannon Foley '19
Predoctoral Research Fellow at Dartmouth College
"I really loved phonetics. I appreciated how it was more on the 'sciency' side of things. I liked being able to pick out differences in speech – now my party trick is to test people for the 'cot/caught merger' and then talk about dialectal differences."
Meghan McClure '19
"I’ve always loved languages, and linguistics is a perfect blend between the 'hard' and 'technical,' and the more abstract nature of languages and art."
Yovita Poerwanto '19
Many of our students take advantage of the variety of learning opportunities our program and the university offer - from on-campus clubs and residential learning communities to study abroad programs.