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The linguistics program at the University of Kentucky is an interdepartmental program bringing together faculty from a range of departments in the College of Arts and Sciences. The core faculty members come from the departments of English, Hispanic Studies, Modern and Classical Languages, and Philosophy. Faculty research and teaching interests cover a wide range of languages and theoretical approaches, and include the fields of phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, dialect studies, field methods, sociolinguistics, language planning and policy, and teaching English as a second language.

We offer both graduate and undergraduate degrees in Linguistics. In addition to their work in Linguistics, undergraduate students are encouraged to pursue a minor or double-major in one of the foreign languages, or a related area such as anthropology, computer science, psychology, or sociology. The English department also offers a related Masters degree: MA in English with concentration in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL).


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