What is Linguistics?
Linguistics is the scientific study of human language. Studying linguistics provides insight into one of the most fundamental parts of being human - the ability to communicate through language. Studying linguistics enables you to understand how language works, and how it is used, developed and preserved over time.
Why Study Linguistics at UAlberta?
Our bachelor program is one of the top programs in Canada and offers comprehensive coverage of all major areas of linguistics. Our focus is the scientific study of language through observation, fieldwork, and experimentation, with many labs and research groups in areas like language technology, speech sounds, how language works in the brain, how language is learned and preserving endangered languages.
Experience Beyond the Classroom
Our innovative teaching involves off campus community and industry partners. The Arts Work Experience (AWE) matches employers and students for hands-on, career-building partnerships.
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