Our graduate program in Hispanic Linguistics investigates the properties of the Spanish language in its many contexts of use.
We offer M.A. and Ph.D. degrees. Our program includes six faculty members whose areas of specialization are syntax-semantics interface, sociolinguistics, pragmatic and discourse analysis, second language acquisition, instructed second language acquisition, experimental Spanish phonology, and Spanish as a heritage language.
We foster a collaborative environment. Our faculty and students often produce joint research and present at major venues for Hispanic Linguistics and general Linguistics in their disciplinary areas.
Our program promotes hands-on and cross-disciplinary engagement in order to strengthen both breadth and depth in graduate training. We offer multiple opportunities to students, such as research assistantships and other collaborations that provide direct access to all the stages of the research process.
Faculty members in our program hold joint appointments and collaborate with other departments and centers, such as the Department of Second Language Studies, the Department of Linguistics, the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and the Cognitive Science Program.