2024-2025 Undergraduate Course Catalog 
    
    Jul 16, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Course Catalog

Linguistic Studies Minor


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Contact

Director

Amanda Brown
323C HB Crouse
abrown08@syr.edu

Undergraduate Advisor

Christopher R. Green
330 HB Crouse

Faculty

Core LIN faculty: Amanda Brown, Christopher R. Green, Gerald R. Greenberg, Rania Habib, Jaklin Kornfilt, Kenji Oda, Adam Roth Singerman, Maria Emma Ticio Quesada

Select affiliated faculty: Michael Rieppel, Sylvia Sierra, Robert Van Gulick

Linguistics is the scientific study of language and is concerned with the following questions (among others): What does knowledge of a language consist in and how is this knowledge acquired and put to use? What are the similarities and differences among languages? How is language represented in the human brain? How does language differ from animal communications systems? How does language function in society? How and why does language change over time? In addition, linguistics is applied in the teaching of languages and in education generally, in computer programming, in advertising, and in many other areas of study and activity in which language plays a central role.

The minor in Linguistic Studies is an 18-credit level program focusing on core courses in Linguistic Studies and related areas.

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