to the Department of Linguistics & Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages.
Our department focuses on three areas: linguistics, cultural studies and language learning and teaching. We are dedicated to quality teaching, research and outreach.
The faculty places great emphasis on the education of students, from first-year undergraduates through advanced doctoral candidates and on to active research that not only explores cutting-edge theoretical and applied issues but is also closely linked to educational goals and engages students in the classroom. Collectively, departmental teaching and research reflect continuing concern for the local, national and global community.
By the very interdisciplinary nature of the fields represented in the department, issues of how language reflects the nature of the human mind, how language is acquired, the interaction of language and culture, minority perspective, diversity and internationalization lie at the center of our activities.
Congratulations to the class of 2013!
A group of Linguistics & Languages graduates wait to receive their diplomas at the 2013 graduation ceremony, held in the Breslin Center on May 5, 2013.
The Department of Linguistics & Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages congratulates:
The GERMAN PROGRAM
The German Program received recognition by the American Association of Teachers of German as a German Center of Excellence.(from left to right) Professor Senta Goertler, Chair Tom Lovik and Visiting Scholar Lisa Herbich celebrate their recent award.
The Summer Study Abroad Program in Mayen, Germany is celebrating 40 years in 2013!
Undergraduate Research Faculty Mentor of the Year was awarded to
Professor Cristina Schmitt
This award recognizes faculty members who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to mentoring undergraduate researchers.
Northeast Public Radio WAMC highlights Professor Suzanne Wagner
"In today’s 'Academic Minute,' Dr. Suzanne Wagner of Michigan State University explores the connection between the use of non-standard English and choices about higher education."