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Richard P. Meier, Chair CLA 4.304, Mailcode B5100, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-1701


The Department of Linguistics offers programs of study leading to the BA, MA and the PhD Theoretical approaches in all areas of linguistics are emphasized, providing a thorough grounding in four core areas of linguistics: phonetics, phonology, syntax, and semantics. Advanced courses are offered in the fields already mentioned and in other areas of linguistics, including descriptive and documentary linguistics, computational linguistics, language acquisition, morphology, neurolinguistics, pidgin and creole studies, historical linguistics, language contact, and the linguistics of signed languages. Students may also elect to take related course work in the Departments of Anthropology, Computer Sciences, Philosophy, and Psychology, as well as specific language departments.

For more information on the Graduate School, the University of Texas, and the city of Austin, please visit the university website.

The sections in this website explain to you the details of the different programs, as well as the application procedure, and financial aid options. If you have any questions after reading the available material, please contact the Graduate Coordinator.

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