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The Linguistics Program at the University of Montana

Welcome to Linguistics at the University of Montana!  Our program aims to equip students with a strong foundation in core areas of linguistic analysis and to train students to think critically about a broad range of issues in language use, development, variation, and change.  Faculty interests include Indigenous languages of North America, language development, phonology, semantics, syntax, and typology.  We offer a range of courses in general theoretical and descriptive linguistics, as well as coursework leading to a Certificate fo Accomplishment in ESL Teaching.  Undergraduates may earn a Minor in Linguistics; currently, there is no Major in Linguistics offered,.  The Linguistics program at UM offers the only Linguistics MA in the state.  Recent graduates have been admitted to some the most highly-ranked Linguistics PhD prgrams in North America.