The overall mission of our traditional linguistics MA programs (in General Linguistics, Germanic Linguistics, and Sociolinguistics and Contact Linguistics) is to provide students with a stronger background in linguistics to help them find more fulfilling jobs in industries employing language specialists, or in teaching positions where a strong linguistic background is an asset but a PhD is not required. Additionally, because linguistics is not necessarily available as an undergraduate degree in many colleges and universities, the MA program serves students who are interested in the discipline but would like to improve their background in the field before applying to PhD programs.
Director of Graduate Studies; Associate Professor
Specialties: Semantic typology, Conceptual and Formal Semantics, the Syntax-Semantics Interface, the Semantics-Pragmatics Interface, Linguistic Anthropology, Mesoamerican Languages
642 Baldy Hall
Phone: (716) 645-0127