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Linguistics Department News
WELCOME TO PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS !!
Welcome -- or welcome back!
Linguistics Degree Programs
We offer Linguistics degree programs at the BA, MA, and PhD levels. You can view "undergraduate" vs. "graduate" information by selecting the appropriate button at the top of this page. If you have any questions about Linguistics at BU, don't hesitate to contact the Chair of Linguistics. We offer:
- a major and minor in Linguistics
- joint majors combining Linguistics with French, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, Philosophy, or -- NEW, starting in September 2019, Computer Science
- an intercollegiate joint undergraduate major in Linguistics & Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences.
- an MA in Linguistics,
- a dual BA/MA dual degree in Linguistics,
- and a PhD in Linguistics.
We are also delighted to announce two new Graduate Certificate Programs in Linguistics, which will launch in September of 2019.
All of our undergraduate programs have corresponding Honors programs (see below). They are also very "Hub-efficient," enabling students to fulfill many of the required Hub units.
The deadline has now passed for September 2019 admission to the MA or PhD program. The application deadlines for admission the MA and PhD programs in September 2020 will be February 3, 2020 for the MA program and January 6, 2020 for the PhD program. The graduate application portal for next year will open in September of 2019. The next opportunities for undergraduates to apply for the BA/MA program will be November 30, 2019 (for admission in Spring 2020) or April 20, 2020 (for admission in Fall 2020).
Some changes in the administration of the department
Prof. Carol Neidle will be on sabbatical leave for the coming year, starting July 1--stepping down as Chair of the Department on June 30.
Prof. Jonathan Barnes assumes the role of Department Chair effective July 1, 2020.
Here are some useful email addresses going forward:
- To contact the Department Administrator, please send email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- To contact the Department Chair, please send email to: email@example.com
- To contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies, please send email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- For issues related to the Linguistics graduate programs, please send email to: email@example.com
Wishing everyone a wonderful summer !
Fall 2020: Course Flyers and Complete Schedule
Explore our Gallery of Course Flyers for Spring 2020 !
For a listing of Linguistics courses for Fall 2020, see http://ling.bu.edu/courses/schedules/fall2020
For a printable course description booklet, click here: http://www.bu.edu/linguistics/UG/docs/Fall-2020-courses.pdf.
Updated information about how Linguistics courses fit in with the Hub is available here: http://www.bu.edu/linguistics/UG/hub/lx-hub.html.
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!
BU undergraduate Linguistics Association
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 :-)
Sign up as a BULA member on orgsync: https://orgsync.com/105066/chapter and sign up for the BULA email list: http://ling.bu.edu/mailman/listinfo/bula
Linguistics in relation to the brand new BU "Hub"
The Linguistics majors and minor offer wonderful options for students to fulfill Hub requirements as part of your major or minor !
The 12-course Linguistics major, for example, allows you to fulfill over half of the 26 Hub units. The 6-course Linguistics minor can fulfill 12 of the 26 required Hub units. For further details, please see http://www.bu.edu/linguistics/UG/hub/lx-hub.html or contact Prof. Neidle.
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Intercollegiate joint major in Linguistics & Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
Students in CAS or SAR can major in Linguistics & Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences. For details of the new CAS major, see http://ling.bu.edu/degrees/lx-slhs. There is also a corresponding honors program.
Joint majors: Linguistics with Computer Science or Philosophy
It is now possible to combine the study of Linguistics with Computer Science or Philosophy. For more information, see:
- Linguistics and Computer Science (new!) - http://ling.bu.edu/degrees/Linguistics-and-CS
- Linguistics and Philosophy - http://ling.bu.edu/degrees/lingphil
Joint Majors in Linguistics & French/Italian/Japanese/Spanish
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.:
We are 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):
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.
If you plan to graduate between January 2021 and September 2021 (inclusive) and would like to enter the Honors program for Linguistics or one of the Linguistics joint majors as of September 2019, the deadline for receipt of applications is 9/10/2019. For details, see:
Dual BA/MA in Linguistics
There is also a dual degree BA/MA program in Linguistics: http://ling.bu.edu/degrees/ba-ma. Prof. Neidle is available to provide further information and answer any questions you may have, and/or to help you plan your academic program.
MA in Linguistics
See this page for details of the LINGUISTICS MA program: http://ling.bu.edu/grad/degrees/ling-ma.
This program replaces the MA in Applied Linguistics. New applications will be accepted henceforth only for the new program.
Calling all Linguistics alumni !
1) If you haven’t yet filled out our alumni survey, or would like to update your information, please click here:
2) 2016 graduates are urged to complete the exit survey (link was sent by email; contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like it resent).
3) We’d also love to get an update from you for our Alumni Notes page: http://ling.bu.edu/people/alumni.
Thanks so much !! Very best wishes from all of us...
Where are they now?
Are you interested to know what our Linguistics alumni are doing now? If so, please have a look at our Alumni Notes page, and have a look here. If you are one of our Linguistics alumni but have not yet filled out our alumni survey, or would like to update your information, please see below. To send an update for the Alumni Notes Page, please send email to email@example.com. Thank you so much!!
Note to current students: Many of our alumni have graciously offered to connect with current students interested in their career path. If you would like to be put in contact with someone in your area of interest, please discuss this with your advisor or with Prof. Neidle.
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 :-)
BU was host to Speech Prosody 2016: May 31-June 4
Speech Prosody is the only recurring international conference focused on prosody as an organizing principle for the social, psychological, linguistic, and technological aspects of spoken language. Past conferences in Aix-en-Provence, Nara, Dresden, Campinas, Chicago, Shanghai and Dublin have each attracted 300-400 delegates, including experts in the fields of Linguistics, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Speech and Hearing Science, Psychology, and related disciplines.
See the Speech Prosody 2016 home page. The conference was organized by Jonathan Barnes (Boston University), Nanette Veilleux (Simmons College), Stefanie Shattuck-Hufnagel (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and Alejna Brugos (Boston University PhD 2015), with the participation of BU students. Pictures from the conference are available from the BU Linguistics Facebook page.
Two recent Linguistics graduates, now Assistant Professors at the U. of Oregon and George Mason U., collaborating on research on differences in prosody of native and non-native speakers of English, were among the conference participants!
See a picture of them with their poster :-)
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 :-)
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