Undergraduate major and minor. Graduate study includes a master's or doctoral concentration in the Department of English, a master's-level language and linguistics concentration in the Department of Philosophy, and the Master of Arts in Foreign Languages and Linguistics. This cross-disciplinary emphasis includes the study of phonetics and phonology, syntax and semantics, contrastive analysis, historical and comparative linguistics, psycholinguistics, language and society, and linguistic theory. Courses in Chinese, Japanese, and �uncommonly taught languages,� such as Arabic and Gaelic, are offered.
The following LC classification range descriptions represent areas of concentration for linguistics:
P (Philology. Linguistics (general)): General; Psycholinguistics; Language and logic; Sociolinguistics; Textual criticism; Addresses, essays, lectures; Study and teaching; History. Biography; Computational linguistics; Semiotics; Minority languages; General linguistics; Technical linguistics; Etymology, semantics; Comparative lexicography; Colloquial language, slang; Indo-European philology. Selectively collected categories: Bilingualism; Origins of language; Translation.
PB (Modern European Languages. Celtic Languages): The following categories are selectively collected: Modern European languages; Celtic languages and literatures.
PJ (Oriental Languages and Literatures): The following categories are selectively collected: Languages (general); Literature (general); Christian Oriental; Mohammedan; Hamito-Semitic; Egyptology; Coptic-Hamitic; Syriac; Arabic.
PK (Indo-Iranian languages): The following categories are selectively collected: Indo-Iranian languages; Indo-Aryan languages; Indo-Aryan.
PL (Languages and Literatures of Eastern Asia, Africa, Oceania): The following categories are selectively collected: Far Eastern languages and literatures (General; Japanese (Language; Literature); Korean (Language; Literature); Chinese (Language; Literature)).
PM (Hyperborean, Native American, Artificial Languages): The following categories are selectively collected: Mixed languages; Creole.
Source material in many languages. Scholarly work is collected primarily in English and selectively in other languages.
The Reference Collection contains indexes and abstracts in linguistics, compendia on comparative linguistics, and a large selection of dictionaries in many languages.
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English, French, German, Hebrew Studies, Italian, Philosophy, Slavic Languages, Spanish & Portuguese; and other languages generally.