Linguistics Degrees

Linguistics is the scientific study of the function and structure of language, and is concerned with language as a general aspect of human knowledge and behavior.

The Department of Linguistics offers three major concentrations: Applied LinguisticsLanguage and Cognition; and Language, Society, and Communication. We also offer two honors tracks: Language Structure and Theory and Language and Cognition. In addition, the department offers a joint major and a minor.

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Robert Hoeing.

Robert Hoeing

Director of Undergraduate Studies; Associate Professor

Specialties: German Syntax, Syntactic Theory, and Business German

639 Baldy Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0130


Professor and Chair, Jeff Good.

Jeff Good

Department Chair; Professor

Specialties: Morphosyntactic typology, Niger-Congo languages, Language documentation

613 Baldy Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0126