BU Linguistics alumni survey. Thanks so much!
Linguistics majors who qualify are invited to apply for admission into the Honors program. There are also honors programs available for the various Linguistics joint majors (described here). Those of you who are not yet juniors might consider applying in the future.
The Linguistics Honors program requires 14 courses (rather than 12, as for the standard major), to include 3 at an advanced level; these must be completed with a GPA of at least 3.7. Students who complete the program successfully will graduate "with Honors in Linguistics."
Honors program application forms: Linguistics, Linguistics & Philosophy, French & Linguistics, Italian & Linguistics, Japanese & Linguistics, Spanish & Linguistics. [Applications for admission as of Fall 2015 will be accepted from 4/25/2015 to 9/10/2015 for students who will be graduating between January 2017 and September 2017 (inclusive).]
A variety of co-curricular activities will be organized for program participants. Complete details are available from this page: http://www.bu.edu/linguistics/UG/honors/honors-for-ling.html. Students who may be interested in this program are also strongly encouraged to discuss this with their faculty advisor and/or Prof. Neidle.
Congratulations to our seniors who will be graduating this spring!
The diplomas for Linguistics students will be given out as part of the Romance Studies ceremony. There is information on this page about that: http://www.bu.edu/commencement/commencement-weekend/school-college-convocations/. This will take place on Friday, May 15 at 9 AM in the School of Management Auditorium, 595 Commonwealth Avenue. For further information, contact Kathleen McNamara, 617-353-6234 or Danielle Trahon, 617-353-2642.
There is also an all-university ceremony on Sunday.
Courses for Fall 2015
Here is a printable brochure with course listings and descriptions for Fall 2015 -- Revised April 24, 2015.
Course schedules and descriptions are also posted on the Web :
New course flyers for Fall 2015
Three new courses for fall
Charles Bong Chang to join us in September
See Prof. Chang's video introduction! And learn more about him from his profile page.
Video records of recent Linguistics presentations
Have you missed one of our recent invited lectures? Members of the BU community can watch the video and follow along with the slides :-) Prof. Sasha Nikolaev's presentation on "The Story of Writing" from November 20, 2013 is the latest addition: http://www.bu.edu/linguistics/lectures.html. You can also see some pictures from the event.
Requirements for the Linguistics Major - modified as of September 2011
The current requirements for the linguistics major apply to students who declared their major no earlier than Fall of 2011. Students who declared their major prior to September of 2011 will be expected to fulfill the requirements in effect at that time, although they may elect to fulfill the newer requirements instead by so notifying the CAS Records Office (and their advisor). Please address any questions about this to your advisor.
Joint Majors in Linguistics & French/Italian/Japanese/Spanish
New !! Brochures for the joint majors in French/Italian/Japanese/Spanish & Linguistics. You can print them out yourself (2-sided, flip short side) or stop by to pick one up from the entryway to 621 Commonwealth Ave.: http://www.bu.edu/linguistics/UG/joint/FrenLx.pdf, http://www.bu.edu/linguistics/UG/joint/ItalLx.pdf, http://www.bu.edu/linguistics/UG/joint/SpanLx.pdf
In addition to our joint major in Linguistics & Philosophy (Hegis code: 1514), we are now pleased to be able to offer joint majors that combine the study of linguistics with that of language, literature, and culture. Here's some informationabout these majors (and the corresponding honors programs):
French & Linguistics (Hegis code: 1147)
Italian & Linguistics (Hegis code: 1148)
Japanese & Linguistics (Hegis code: 1149)
Spanish & Linguistics (Hegis code: 1150)
There is also the Linguistics major itself, of course (Hegis code 1505).
You can now change your major or minor declarations online: http://www.bu.edu/casadvising/major-minor-declaration-form/.
Be sure to list all your majors and minors if you are making any kind of change.
For further information, contact Prof. Neidle.
Recently introduced Spanish linguistics courses and how they count toward degree requirements?
There has been some confusion. Find the answers here :-)
About the new courses: http://www.bu.edu/linguistics/UG/spanishlingcourses.pdf
More information about how they count: http://www.bu.edu/linguistics/UG/spanling.html
Prof. Danny Erker studies the Spanish spoken in Boston
He is featured in BU Today: http://www.bu.edu/today/2013/a-language-evolves/
|Danny Erker, in East Boston’s Maverick Square, has been visiting the city’s neighborhoods to recruit subjects for his linguistics research. Photo by Cydney Scott, BU Today.|
Fall Newsletter - 2014
See our Alumni Notes page. Please let us know what you're up to. Send your news and photos. We'd love to hear from you :-)
BULA on the Web
Check out the site for the BU undergraduate Linguistics Association: http://bula.bu.edu.
BULA also has a Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Boston-University-Linguistics-Association/142505152475244.
Events are open to the BU community, and if you'd like to help in planning future events, new BULA members are always welcome :-)
CAS Linguistics Facebook Page
Have a look: https://www.facebook.com/BULinguistics.
- Become a fan!
We welcome your suggestions about what else you would like to see there... Thanks!
Follow BU Linguistics on Twitter
Here's what you can find here:
- Teaching Fellows
- Research Personnel
- Honors Programs
- Possible Combinations
- CAS Requirements