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Welcome_logo.JPGto 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.


Group photo of the 2013 MSU Workshop for Teachers of Japanese, held at Wells Hall in May '13.

 AATG.JPGThe Department of Linguistics & Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages congratulates:


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.

Department News & Info

Undergraduate advising appointments made here (select "College of Art and Letters").