The Department of Linguistics has an international reputation and is particularly strong in the areas of second language acquisition, applied linguistics, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), and sociolinguistics. Like every major linguistics program in the United States, the department is centrally concerned with core areas of linguistic theory, but it is unusual in that it also attaches equal importance to applied and descriptive endeavors.
The areas of expertise of the faculty are theoretical and descriptive linguistics, Hispanic linguistics, sociolinguistics, and second language acquisition. The department has a good student-faculty ratio and prides itself on its collegial atmosphere and close cooperation between faculty and students.
So what kind of career options are available in the field of linguistics? We're glad you asked. You'll likely be surprised to learn just how many career possibilities exist.
General Contact Information
University of Pittsburgh
Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
Department of Linguistics
2816 Cathedral of Learning
4200 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Dr. Scott Kiesling
Graduate Studies Admissions Directors
Dr. Matthew Kanwitt (for students with last names A-K)
Dr. Karen Park (for students with last names L-Z)
Director of Graduate Students and Graduate Student Advisor
Dr. Marta Ortega-Llebaria
Phone: (412) 624-5921
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Dr. Claude E. Mauk
For queries about declaring a major or minor in linguistics, please contact our undergrad advisors at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Department Mailing Lists
This is a general-interest mailing list intended for the extended department community. Events such as colloquiums and other news items are announced through this list. Membership is open to anyone interested in keeping up with the department news. To join or forward a particular announcement to this list, please e-mail Allison Thompson at email@example.com.
This list is for the current members of the department including faculty, staff, and grad students. To join or forward a particular announcement to this list, please e-mail Allison Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Allison Thompson (Linguistics administrator) edits news, people and general pages
LaShanda Lemmon (LMC Manager) edits English test pages and language pages
Na-Rae Han (Faculty supervisor) handles technical issues
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