DISCOVER HOW LANGUAGE WORKS AND WHY
AT OHIO STATE
CHOOSE LINGUISTICS AT OHIO STATE
THE DEPARTMENT OF LINGUISTICS AT OHIO STATE IS A CREATIVE INTELLECTUAL COMMUNITY COMMITTED TO EXCELLENCE IN RESEARCH, TEACHING AND OUTREACH. WE EXPLORE LANGUAGE IN ITS HISTORICAL, PSYCHOLOGICAL AND SOCIAL DIMENSIONS. Linguistics is the scientific study of how language works. We investigate the components that all languages share including speech sounds, words, phrases, sentences and meanings. We explore how languages have changed over time, how they express cultural differences, how computers understand and use language, how the brain processes language and how children learn language. Some linguists are even interested in creating new languages.
SPECIALIZED AREAS COMPUTATIONAL LINGUISTICS | CONTACT LINGUISTICS DESCRIPTIVE LINGUISTICS | HISTORICAL LINGUISTICS LANGUAGE ACQUISITION | MORPHOLOGY | PHONETICS PHONOLOGY | PRAGMATICS | PROSODY | PSYCHOLINGUISTICS SEMANTICS | SOCIOLINGUISTICS | SYNTAX
MAJOR TRACKS Linguistics Majors There are two tracks for the linguistics major, each leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree. Track A is designed to give students familiarity with a broad range of subject areas in linguistics. Track B is appropriate for students interested in research and who plan to go on to graduate school in Linguistics and other areas of Cognitive and Neuro Sciences.
Linguistics Targeted Minors With the undergraduate advisor, students develop a targeted minor to connect with their major, often providing a multicultural component to many fields of study including engineering, psychology, speech and hearing, business, computer science and education. Each linguistics minor has flexibility so that chosen courses best complement the studentâ€™s major interests and goals.
ACTIVITIES IN LINGUISTICS The Underlings Club The Underlings is a club for undergraduate students interested in linguistics, meeting regularly to celebrate their mutual appreciation for language. The group hosts special events, including lectures by internationally noted linguists, and panels about graduate school, research and job opportunities.
Peer Mentoring Program New undergraduate students meet with current linguistics majors throughout the academic year to learn first-hand information about courses, instructors, the city and additional aspects of university life.
I’ve joined the Peace Corps and will be teaching English overseas. Linguistics has already helped me understand the difficulties in language learning and some tricks to make it easier.
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES The field of linguistics is very diverse and intersects with many areas, including anthropology, computer science, engineering, foreign language study, neurology, philosophy, sociology, and speech and hearing science. Your degree can provide the foundation for a broad range of jobs and careers, such as:
FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHER | PUBLISHER AND WRITER SPEECH THERAPIST | AUDIOLOGIST | ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHER INTERPRETER AND TRANSLATOR | LIBRARIAN SPEECH TECHNOLOGY ANALYST Internships Linguistics majors may participate in two types of internship programs — researchbased projects where they assist in research with faculty and graduate students, and community-based projects. Students can learn more about these opportunities by talking with their linguistics instructors and academic advisor.
Buckeye Language Network (BLN) Undergraduate students interact with linguists networked across 20 university departments and have the opportunity to work in the interdisciplinary Buckeye Language Network outreach lab at COSI, a science museum in downtown Columbus.
Social Events Students are invited to attend welcoming events and department celebrations throughout the academic year.
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MAJORS FOCUS ON ONE OF TWO TRACKS BASED ON YOUR GOALS AND INTERESTS.
AREAS OFFERED EXCEPTIONAL BREADTH WITH TEACHING AND RESEARCH AREAS ACROSS THE FIELD OF LINGUISTICS.
STUDENT TO STUDY ABROAD CORE INSTRUCTOR RATIO PROGRAM FACULTY OUR FACULTY COLLABORATE WITH OTHERS ON CAMPUS AND AROUND THE WORLD.
VISIT NEW ZEALAND TO STUDY KIWI DIALECTS IN THE CLASSROOM AND IN THE FIELD.
WANT TO DO RESEARCH? OUR FACULTY CAN HELP SET YOUR PLAN INTO ACTION.
RANKED 20th WORLDWIDE AND 4TH AMONG U.S. PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES â€”2017 QS WORLD UNIVERSITY RANKINGS BY SUBJECT
[ HOW WILL YOU STAND OUT? ]
The linguistics program at Ohio State is what attracted me to become a Buckeye in the first place. I really felt a sense of “home.” The program is one of the top in the country; it’s quite comprehensive and well-rounded, and has world renowned faculty and researchers. The faculty were always quite thorough in clarifying difficult concepts — truly a shining example of how linguistics can impact all facets of your life. — Ferenc Janossy, (BA), Linguistics, 2016
The Department of Linguistics is part of the College of Arts and Sciences at The Ohio State University. We provide a full range of academic disciplines and programs so that you are empowered to follow any path and achieve success, and we’ll support you every step of the way.
DEPARTMENT OF LINGUISTICS 100 Oxley Hall | 1712 Neil Ave. | Columbus, OH 43210
linguistics.osu.edu/undergrad email: firstname.lastname@example.org phone: (614) 292-4052