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Students in the M.A. Program in Linguistics gain a solid foundation in the core areas of linguistic theory and benefit from a broad overview of areas of human language that intersect with other disciplines, such as psychology, anthropology, and sociology. There are ample research opportunities in the program’s laboratories. Students can choose to focus on one or more linguistics specialty areas, such as bilingualism and multilingualism, endangered languages and language documentation, heritage languages, language acquisition in children and adults, language change and historical linguistics, and sociolinguistics.

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