Department of Linguistics



FAU’s interdisciplinary program in Linguistics in the Department of Languages, Linguistics, and Comparative Literature offers a minor and Bachelor of Arts and MA in LLCL: Linguistics.

The MA in LLCL: Linguistics at FAU prepares students for work in a variety of language related fields and for further study at the doctoral level. It is an interdepartmental program with courses offered by the department in the core areas of linguistics phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics and in the linguistic structure and history and dialectology of several foreign languages; these include French, German, Italian, and Spanish. The structure and history of English are taught in the Department of English. Other related areas are bilingualism, second language acquisition, language teaching methodology, semiotics, and sociolinguistics. Relevant courses are also offered in the departments of Psychology: first language acquisition, and Anthropology. In addition, there is a related interdepartmental Certificate in ESL Studies which aims to improve the preparation of instructors in colleges and private schools. Most of the courses for the certificate are also part of the MA in LLCL: Linguistics.

For more information about the Linguistics graduate program, please contact Dr. Nancy Poulson,, Graduate Director, Department of Languages, Linguistics, and Comparative Literature, phone: 561-297-3845, Florida Atlantic University, 777 Glades Rd., Boca Raton, FL 33431.