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University of Pittsburgh

Disciplines

Overview

General and descriptive linguistics » Study the fundamental questions of what language is, how it relates to other human faculties, and how languages are structured

Hispanic linguistics » Combine solid training in theoretical and descriptive linguistics with the advanced study of various aspects of Spanish

Second language acquisition » Draw on various branches of linguistics as well as cognitive psychology, educational research, sociology, and neurology

Sociolinguistics » Focus on how social situations affect language and how social meaning is expressed through language

Psycholinguistics » Explore a branch of linguistics and psychology that studies linguistic competence and performance