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At Luther, we are offer four linguistics courses a year; two of these rotate so that the offerings change every year:

  • Offered every year: Linguistics 131 Introduction to Linguistics (fall), Linguistics 242 The English Language(s) (spring)
  • Offered every other year in the fall: Linguistics 135 Words (F12), Linguistics 241 Breaking the Language Barrier (F11)
  • Offered every other year in the spring: Linguistics 245 History of the Romance Languages (S13), Linguistics 137 Introduction to Syntax (S12)

During the 2011-2012 school year, the Linguistics Program will be exploring the feasibility of creating a minor in Linguistics. If you are interested in adding your name to the list of supporters, please email

NorseLings, the Luther Linguistics Club, is an informal group of students with ongoing interests in linguistics both in and out of class. If you’d like to join, please let us know, and stay tuned for new activities in 2011-12!

The Luther Linguistics program was a co-sponsor of a workshop in Linguisics Programs in Undergraduate Education, funded by an ACM FaCE grant awarded to Dr. Ruth Lanouette, the principle sponsor. The workshop took place at Lawrence University’s Björklunden vid Sjön estate in Door County, Wisconsin, September 24-26, 2010.

Our recent graduate, Robert Morris (’09) is happily pursuing graduate studies in Linguistics at the University of Iowa. He reports that he’s been doing a fair amount of ESL, but that phonetics and phonology are probably going to claim most of his interest in the future. He has finished his M.A. and is planning on continuing to pursue his Ph.D.