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Why Study Linguistics at Luther?

Enhance your liberal arts experience. Linguistics is a highly interdisciplinary field. Since language is part of everything we do, it’s hard to find a discipline that can’t benefit from a linguistic perspective.

Engage in undergraduate research with Luther’s unique Capstone Project. The Capstone Project, the final step to achieving a linguistics minor, allows students to conduct original research that bridges the gap between linguistics and their major.

Study linguistics through multiple perspectives. Luther offers courses in theoretical linguistics, like phonology, morphology, and syntax, but we also offer applied linguistics courses like  LING 241: Breaking the Language Barrier and LING 250: Language Sustainability.

Why study Linguistics?

What Students Say About Linguistics:

  • "Language is one of those things you think you know all about until you really think about it. It's a tremendously complicated human creation that we completely take for granted." —Griffin Neal ‘19
  • "I decided to pair my psychology major at Luther with a linguistics minor to help me prepare for a career in the field of communication sciences and disorders." —Tyler Zeimet ‘20
  • "I love everything about languagethe sounds, the structure, learning them and about them. They are the window to the human mind." —Pablo Lopez Alonso ‘17
  • "I'm so fascinated by how the mind processes the amazing complexity of language. I'm excited to pursue a career in linguistic research." —Jamie Linert ‘17

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Fun with Linguistics

Still have questions about linguistics? There are several websites that can provide lots of entertainment. They have a ton of good information about all things linguistic. Enjoy!

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