BA in Linguistics
BA in Linguistics + Related Field
BA/MA in Linguistics

Graduate Certificate in Linguistics
MA in Linguistics
PhD in Linguistics

ASL Linguistic Research Project
Linguistic Semantics Lab 

Phonology Lab
Spanish in Boston Project
Structures of Under-researched Languages Lab

11 core faculty
14 affiliated faculty
19 PhD students
21 MA students
5 Certificate students
99 BA students

Greetings from the Chair 

Linguistics at BU enables students to study human language from a variety of perspectives and to consider the relationships between linguistics and other disciplines. Our academic programs offer training in linguistic theory and analysis and include a wide range of courses examining the biological, social, cultural, historical, and cognitive bases of language. We are fortunate to have an excellent and dedicated faculty and a bright and enthusiastic group of students. We also love to hear from our many alumni!

Jonathan Barnes

Department News

The SULa Lab was well-represented earlier this month at the 14th International Austronesian and Papuan Languages and Linguistics Conference (APLL4)! […]
Kudos to Prof. Elizabeth Coppock on the publication of her new article, “Object agreement in Hungarian: In defense of a […]
Congratulations to Prof. Charles Chang on the publication of “Intoxication and pitch control in tonal and non-tonal language speakers” (with […]

We are happy to answer any questions you may have about joining BU Linguistics.

Department Chair

Co-Director of Graduate Admissions

Co-Director of Graduate Admissions

Director of Graduate Studies

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