Linguistics

What is linguistics?

Linguistics is the scientific study of human language through exploring language structure, language variation, language change, the development of language, as well as through the exploration of the psychology and biology of language. Linguistics evaluates the different facets of language, like childhood acquisition of language, the sounds of language and the ways in which social groups use language.

 

Linguistics at Memorial

Memorial has the only linguistics department in Atlantic Canada. Through our data-driven, theoretically informed inquiry into aboriginal languages, we explore variation and change in language and its acquisition. Memorial is host to exceptional in-house data archives, broad library holdings and state-of-the-art labs and analytical tools.

 

Sample courses and degree map

LING 1105 - The Wonder of Words
LING 2060 - Aboriginal Languages of Eastern Canada
LING 3951 - Language Endangerment and Revitalization

Linguistics degree map

Degree maps are navigational tools, designed to help you make the right choices throughout your Bachelor of Arts degree. They cover information pertaining to your studies, provide study tips, career guidance, suggestions for involvement, advice on go abroad activities and on your well being.

 

Career opportunities

  • Advertising executive
  • Journalist
  • Writer
  • Teacher
  • Speech language pathologist

 

Program Information
Faculty/School:

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Department:

Linguistics

Degree:

Bachelor of Arts

Campus:

St. John's

Honours Option:

Yes

Co-op Available:

No

Duration:

4 years

Intake:

Fall, winter and spring semesters

Application Deadline:

Applications are considered on a rolling basis. Students are encouraged to apply by:

  • March 1 for fall admission
  • Oct. 1 for winter admission
  • Feb. 1 for spring admission

Supplementary Application:

No


Tuition InformationWebsite

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