The Carleton Linguistics Department

  • Class of 2019 Linguistics Majors

    Class of 2019 Linguistics Majors

    Left: Kaitlyn Hamers, Nathaniel Chew, Kate Richardson, Jordan Kobbervig, James Smith, Chase Garcia, Yitong Chen
  • Dan Brodkin '18 presenting at the Linguistics Society of America 2017 Annual Meeting

    Presenting at the LSA 2017 Annual Meeting

    Dan Brodkin '18 presenting at the Linguistics Society of America 2017 Annual Meeting
  • Students posing at the 2018 Linguistics Spring Picnic

    Spring Picnic 2018

    Carls posing at the 2018 Linguistic Department Spring Picnic
  • The Kyoto 2018 students visiting Miyajima island

    Kyoto 2018 Seminar

    The Kyoto 2018 students visiting Miyajima island
  • Working on Dakota at the Lake Traverse Reservation

    Working on Dakota

    Working on Dakota at the Lake Traverse Reservation

Linguistics is the study of the remarkable human capacity to learn and use natural languages. Prominent questions include the nature of the systems of mental representation (both abstractly and neurologically characterized), how these representations arise, how they change, how they are written, and how languages are put to use in social and literary contexts.

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