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Hispanic Linguistics

Our new and expanding Hispanic linguistics program is meant for students who want to combine solid training in theoretical and descriptive linguistics with the advanced study of various aspects of Spanish, whether they be structural, historical, sociolinguistic, psycholinguistic, or applied.

Many students in the program additionally pursue certificates in Latin American studies or West European studies, which provide a wide range of support for graduate students, including fellowships, conference travel grants, and grants for field research. Other students may wish to pursue a certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) in the Department of Linguistics.

Outstanding library resources are available in the Hillman Library, which has an especially strong collection in the Latin American area. Students should visit the Eduardo Lozano Latin American collection.

Students earning their degree in the University of Pittsburgh Hispanic linguistics program will have an MA or PhD in linguistics, with a specialization in Hispanic linguistics. For those entering the academic job market, the degree will give them the option of joining either Spanish departments or general linguistics departments.

Hispanic Courses
Courses Descriptions
LING 2390 Syntax of Spanish
LING 2391

Phonology of Spanish

LING 2392 History of Spanish
LING 2393 Spanish Dialectology
  Advanced topics in Hispanic linguistics (e.g. sociolinguistics, morphology, pragmatics, semantics)

Related University of Pittsburgh Links:

Visit these sites to learn more about University of Pittsburgh programs related to Hispanic linguistics and how to apply to the graduate program in the Department of Linguistics.

Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures

University Center for International Studies (UCIS)

Center for Latin American Studies, UCIS

Center for West European Studies, UCIS

Foreign Language Education, Department of Instruction and Learning