The Department of Linguistics is open for in person operations for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. Linguistics staff will be in the office M-F from 8am-4pm to assist students. *

Many of our faculty are utilizing hybrid or remote office hours for Winter 2022. Please visit our Office Hours page for your instructor’s availability and preferred contact method.

If you require assistance, and are not sure who to contact, please email linginfo@uoregon.edu. Please refer to this contact list for specific questions and information.

*Office will be closed for staff to take lunch and attend meetings. You can schedule an appointment by emailing linginfo@uoregon.edu.


Why Study Linguistics at UO?

Language is with you all day, every day of your life. You use it to think, to organize your understanding of the world, to share your heart, and to get things done. Language is one of the most central aspects of the human experience. In our Linguistics Department, you can learn all about the science of language — how it works, how it varies, how it changes over time — in a high-powered and welcoming research community.


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Undergraduate Programs

Do you love languages? If so, Linguistics is for you! You can major or minor in Linguistics. We also offer a certificate in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching. You can double major in other UO degree programs as well!

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Graduate Programs

The Department of Linguistics offers a Ph.D. in Linguistics and an M.A. in Language Teaching Studies. Our graduate students have the opportunity to study with leading scholars whose research interests range from field linguistics to lab-based experimental approaches, sociolinguistics, and applied linguistics.  

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Study Abroad

The Linguistics department hosts a unique opportunity to study Swahili in picturesque Zanzibar every summer! Earn 16 language credits in eight weeks, plus another four credits of an elective. No prior Swahili experience is needed to enroll. Students live with a local Zanzibari family and experience Zanzibar as a local! Weekly excursions include a Safari to the Mainland Tanzania.

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Your Future Career 

Where will a career in Linguistics take you? Studying Linguistics opens up a wide range of career opportunities—from the tech industry, law, human services, academia, and beyond. As our alumni profiles demonstrate, Linguists are at work all across the globe!

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The Office of the Provost has selected 20 faculty members as the 2021-22 Fund for Faculty Excellence recipients, including our very own Dr. Melissa Baese-Berk!
Prof Daniels has been awarded the National Science Foundation Career Award in the amount of  $538,000 to begin documenting the severely underdocumented languages across PNG. 
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Campus has reopened for in person instruction and we are so excited to welcome our students back to Straub Hall!
UO Linguistics Alumnus, Dr. Charlie Farrington, awarded the 2022 LSA Bloomfield Book Award for African American Language.
The American Committee of Slavists (ACS) serves to coordinate American participation in the International Congress of Slavists, an international meeting held every five years on a rotating basis in a ...