Linguistics is the study of the remarkable human capacity to learn and use natural languages. Prominent questions include the nature of the systems of mental representation (both abstractly and neurologically characterized), how these representations arise, how they change, how they are written, and how languages are put to use in social and literary contexts. Learn more about the department.
Class of 2022 Linguistics Majors
Linguistics Alumni Panel: Careers in Tech
Panelists: Chase Garcia ’19, Anny Lei ’18, Victoria Chen ’19, Edwin Avalos ’11, Paul Mains ’14
Students posing with department faculty after presenting their research at the Minnesota Undergraduate Linguistics Symposium
Pre-SLP Panel Discussion
Left: Panelist Lesley Sylvan ’02, Liz Ramirez, Rosie Quintana, Emma Ismail
Pumpkin Carving 2019
Linguistics Majors Carving Pumpkins Together in Goodsell to Celebrate Halloween
The Kyoto 2018 students visiting Miyajima island
Working on Dakota
Working on Dakota Language at the Lake Traverse Reservation
Built in 1887, Goodsell is home to the World Headquarters of the Carleton College Linguistics Department.