The Department of Linguistics is a diverse and vibrant academic community dedicated to the scientific study of language in all its aspects. We offer degrees at the A.B., M.A., and Ph.D. level. What is linguistics? Every human language is a system of knowledge and abilities that allows its speakers to communicate with one another. Linguistics is the study of these knowledge systems in all of their aspects. Linguists seek to understand the nature of human language, how languages develop and change, and how people acquire and use language. To learn more about linguistics and what you can do with a degree in linguistics, follow the link below. Why study Linguistics?