• students and instructor sitting around a microphone

    What is Linguistics?

    Linguists uncover the underlying structures of languages to gain insight into human knowledge and behavior.

    Discover Linguistics
  • Exterior of Guggenheim Hall home of Linguistics Department

    Practicing Our Values

    Diversity is critical for understanding the human capacity for language and for bringing vital perspectives to scholarly efforts. We are committed to the recruitment and retention of a diverse faculty and student body.

    Our Commitment
  • student and instructor at a desk

    Collaborative Study and Research

    Through our teaching and research laboratories, we support the interdisciplinary and interdepartmental work conducted by our faculty and graduate and undergraduate students.

    Our Labs
  • two students using sign language

    Minor in American Sign Language

    Through our minor in American Sign Language, students practice and master this visual language to meet their personal, academic and professional goals.

    Program Details
  • student walking in front of amazon building spheres in Seattle

    Uncover Exciting Careers

    With your honed writing and analytical reasoning skills, you can translate your linguistics degree into a rewarding career in a wide range of fields.

    Careers & Internships
  • Recent graduates in regalia

    Bringing Our Work to the World

    We share our research and discoveries in the various subfields of linguistics with communities to drive awareness of social, cultural and educational issues.

    Research Fields

Welcome to Linguistics

We are a welcoming community dedicated to the study of language as a natural phenomenon. We offer rigorous, research-driven undergraduate and graduate degrees that include many opportunities to collaborate directly with faculty. Our department is highly interdisciplinary, and our faculty and students frequently combine their interest in linguistics with complimentary areas of study.

Our Mission

Labs

Featured News

Research