Linguistics Department

Human Health Building, Room 1024
433 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
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(248) 370-2175
Fax: (248) 370-3144

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News and Announcements


OU Linguistics student Niajah Hood receives Keeper of the Dream Scholarship

January 18, 11:30 AM EST (YouTube)


Prof. Jason Overfelt accepted for publication in Syntax and Angles of Object Agreement


Workshop on Graduate Admission in SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY

November 20, 3:00 PM EST (Zoom)


Talking Black in America: Watch Party with the Linguistics Department

October 19, 2:00 PM EST


Linguistics Department

Welcome to the Linguistics Department!


The Linguistics Department offers programs leading to Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees in linguistics. A background in linguistics prepares individuals for a wide variety of careers. Currently, the fastest-growing area is technology, where linguists work on speech recognition, natural language processing, information retrieval, and a variety of web-based projects.

Linguistics graduates may go on to jobs in education, business, government, and publishing. Our programs also provide excellent preparation for graduate work in the professional fields (business, medicine, and law) as well as, of course, for a career in academia. To learn more, read about  Careers in Linguistics and see who's hiring linguists these days on the LSA website.