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Linguistics is the scientific study of language. The interdisciplinary program in Linguistics invites students to study the structure, variation, and history of multiple languages, as well as the role of language in society, how language is learned and processed, and how language can be analyzed quantitatively and computationally.

Program News

Linguistics students are well employed according to recent study

In fall 2018, LALIS professor David Giancaspro will offer a new course designed for students who grew up speaking Spanish at home within the United States. LAIS 397 ST: Spanish for Heritage Speakers will be tailored to students’ individual interests and needs as well as their different proficiency levels in reading, writing, speaking, and listening.

In fall 2018 education professor Laura Kuti will be offering a First Year Seminar entitled Say What? Exploring Second Language Acquisition (SLA). The course will count towards the Linguistics minor.

Linguistics Feature Stories

Tom Francis, '18Tom Francis, '18, will enroll in the Post-Baccalaureate Program in Classics this fall at the University of Pennsylvania. Tom’s undergraduate thesis, "Problems of Verbal Aspect in New Testament Greek: Elucidating the Aspectual Meaning of the Perfect through a Study of Participles in Mark and 1 Corinthians,” was recognized with the A&S Symposium Paper Competition Award.
Tess Monks, '20

Tess Monks, '20, is heading to Oxford to study Classical Linguistics with two top-notch specialists, Philomen Probert and Wolfgang de Melo, during her year abroad. When she returns, professors Gunkel and Arnold will work with her on a project at the interface of Classics and quantitative corpus Linguistics.

Isabel Benvenuti, '18Congratulations to Isabel Benvenuti, '18, who will begin a PhD in Hispanic Languages and Literatures this fall at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her LALIS major research project was entitled “Transfer in third language acquisition.”

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Mailing Address:
Linguistics Program
Carole Weinstein International Center
211 Richmond Way
University of Richmond, VA 23173

Phone: (804) 289-8102
Fax: (804) 287-6446

Program Coordinator: Thomas Bonfiglio