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 program also offers a minor in Linguistics. 

Purdue's 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.

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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.

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.

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