Linguistics is the scientific study of human language. The focus of research and teaching in the linguistics program at Western is on theoretical and applied linguistics, bringing together an inter-faculty group of researchers for a truly interdisciplinary approach to the discipline. Learn More
The inter-faculty Program in Linguistics allows Western students from any Faculty to study Linguistics either on its own or in combination with another subject.
The M.A. Program can be summed up in terms of Linguistics at Western not as formal, nor social, nor applied, but as all of these: the humanistic and scientific study of language as an abstract system of symbols that is known and used.
News and Events
Congratulations to Dru Sutton and QingXiao Cui in winning the University of Western Ontario Gold medals for their performance in Linguistics!
2021 CLA conference
Graduates and present students in Linguistics at Western will be presenting at the 2021 CLA Conference in June!
to Rae Vanille, Masters student in Linguistics, who was awarded the Alumni Graduate Award and the Graduate Thesis Research Award this Spring!
- Western Interdisciplinary Student Symposium on Language Research
- The TALL laboratory provides the electronic and technical infrastructure essential to the pursuit of leading edge linguistics research.
- Practice of Ethics for Research in Linguistics (PERL), at the University of Western Ontario