School of Interdisciplinary Studies Linguistics


Students in linguistics scientifically study all languages. Offering a flexible selection of courses, the program will help you develop the 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, and more. The undergraduate program also offers a minor in Linguistics. 

Purdue's graduate linguistics program is distinguished by a strong applied focus, while still providing thorough theoretical training. Graduate students have been able to apply theory while studying areas like bilingualism, language acquisition, corpus linguistics, natural language processing, and sign languages. Our many on-campus linguistics labs provide opportunities for research and collaboration. 

The navigation menu contains useful information for prospective applicants, current undergrad and graduate students and others.

The Purdue Linguistics Association is our student organization, and we warmly welcome you to the Linguistic Talks (Lunches) held every Monday at 1:30, and the PLA Coffee Hour every Wednesday at the same time.

Purdue Linguistics Association

Linguistics Major

Linguistics Minor

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Contact Info

Dr. Alejandro Cuza
Director of Linguistics
Beering Hall, Room 6180
100 N. University Street
West Lafayette, IN  47907
Phone: (765) 496-9629
Fax: (765) 496-1581  


Linguistic Society of America

The Linguist List

Living Tongues: Institute for Endangered Languages 

UCLA Phonetics Lab: Statistics 

Rice Virtual Lab in Statistics 

The Domain of Linguistics 

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