School of Interdisciplinary Studies Linguistics


Students in linguistics scientifically study languages of all kinds. Offering a flexible selection of courses, the program will help you develop the analytical and observational skills necessary to understand how language influences society and cultures around the world. Courses in linguistics cover the methods of analyzing language, roles of languages in societies, word formation processes, mechanisms of producing speech sounds, as well as broader skills such as systematic observation and description, and communicating clearly. The program also offers a minor in Linguistics to complement other areas of study.

Welcome to the Program in Linguistics at Purdue University! Each link from this page contains relevant information for prospective applicants, incoming and continuing graduate and undergraduate students, and faculty information.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us by e-mail at, by fax at (765) 496-1581 and by phone at (765) 496-9629.

Everyone is welcome at Linguistic Talks (Lunches) held every Wednesday at 12:30-1:20.

Purdue Linguistics Association

Indigenous and Endangered Languages Lab

Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907 (765) 494-4600

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