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The PhD in linguistics and applied linguistics focuses on the study of human language and the application of that study to the human condition. The curriculum will provide foundational and advanced training in linguistics and applied linguistics with focused research in several areas such as phonetics, phonology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics. Second language acquisition and second language teaching and learning, TESOL (teaching English to speakers of other languages), language contact and change (including World Englishes,) are also research possibilities in addition to sociolinguistics, language planning, discourse analysis, language and cognition.
The degree will encourage students to work with faculty from across the university and its various units and to develop transdisciplinarity and interdisciplinarity in their research.
All applications for admission to the program must be approved by the doctoral admissions committee in the Department of English and Graduate Education. There are several requirements for admission, none of which will be arbitrarily disregarded, and the best applicants will meet or exceed all of these criteria. However, the Admissions Committee will consider the individual aspects of each application.
For more information on how to apply, see the Department of English Application Procedures.
Deadline: January 15th for the following fall semester.
Karen L. Adams - Sociolinguistics, pragmatics and discourse analysis, language and politics, language and gender, Southeast Asian languages.
Mark A. James - Curriculum, teaching, and learning in second language education, second language acquisition.
Aya Matsuda - World Englishes, Teaching English as an international language, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).
Matthew Prior - second language acquisition, language and emotion, socio-psychological dimensions of language use, multilingualism and identity, discourse analysis (narrative, discursive constructionism, talk-in-interaction, conversation analysis, discursive psychology), qualitative methodologies, and sociolinguistic belonging, particularly for immigrant, transcultural, and LGBTQ communities.
Kathryn Pruitt - Phonology and Morphology.
Elly van Gelderen - Theoretical syntax, Historical syntax, Grammar and history of English, Typology.
Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, PhD
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The Plan of Study is the required curriculum to complete the program.
ONE deadline: January 15 for fall.
See the Application Procedure tab above.
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