Linguistics Major, Language Engineering Concentration (B.A.)

The 51-52 credit Linguistics major with a concentration in Language Engineering is for students who love language, are analytically-inclined, detail-oriented and good at identifying patterns and would like a a career in the growing field of language and technology.   The program provides training in the technical aspects of linguistics, meeting a growing market demand for entry-level technology positions.

Program Requirements

Students must complete General Education requirements and World Languages and Cultures Requirements.

Required Courses
LNGN 210Introduction to General Linguistics3
LNGN 220Structure of American English3
LNGN 230Language in Society3
or LNGN 245 Language and Culture
LNGN 300Syntax3
LNGN 301Semantics3
or LNGN 302 Pragmatics
LNGN 331Phonetics3
LNGN 332Phonology3
Language Technologies Concentration
Complete 15-16 credits from the following:15-16
Language and Computers
Speech Processing
Quantitative Linguistics
Scripting Tools for Text Analysis
Linguistic Annotation
Corpus Linguistics
Natural Language Processing
Discrete Mathematics
Other Electives
Complete 3 credits from the following:3
Language of Food
Language in Society
Language and Culture
Languages of the World
Language of Propaganda
Language and Gender
History of Linguistics
History of the English Language
Introduction to Cognitive Science
Principles of Discourse Analysis
Principles of Second Language Learning
Linguistics of American Sign Language and Other Signed Languages
Gesture, Sign, and Speech: The Multi-Modality of Communication
Comparative and Historical Linguistics
Language and the Mind
Field Methods
Special Topics in Linguistics
Independent Study
Seminar in Cognitive Science
Total Credits39-40