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Linguistics is the scientific study of language in all its forms and uses. The Department of Linguistics (LING) offers a major in linguistics leading to a B.A. degree, and the opportunity for interested students to take course work that satisfies the Breadth of Inquiry requirements. The curriculum is designed to broaden students' foreign language experience with the study of language structure and to introduce students to a variety of aspects of linguistic investigation, including language use, meaning, and stylistics; language change and variation; and training in linguistic analysis of phonetic, phonological, morphological, and syntactic structure.

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Contact Information

Department of Linguistics
Indiana University
Memorial Hall 322
Bloomington, IN 47405-7005

(812) 855-6456
lingdept [at] indiana [dot] edu