Upcoming Events

02/20/2018 - 02/24/2018
ASO African Week: Africa to the World

OSU Linguistics Program

Morrill construction 1906
Morrill 1920s
Morrill postcard
Morrill over Old Central's roof
Morrill keystone wall
Morrill back lot Maypole
Morrill Waves 1943
Morrill 1960s
Morrill behind Old Central
Morrill 1914
Morrill 2013
Morrill 1 wk before 1914 fire
Morrill front Crowds
Previous Next Play Pause
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14

Welcome to the OSU Linguistics Program

The Department of English at OSU offers a comprehensive program leading to both an MA and PhD in English with a specialization in Linguistics, focusing on either Applied Linguistics or Sociolinguistics.

The MA is designed to offer basic courses in general linguistics and to introduce students to a variety of approaches to theory and research in applied linguistics or sociolinguistics. Applied linguistics covers a wide range of concerns in native and foreign and second language education and learning, language and the law, communication in a variety of public and institutional settings, and many other special areas that can be developed to fit a student’s personal interests. Sociolinguistics includes work in language variation and change, dialectology, anthropological, sociological, and social psychological approaches to language, and studies in discourse and interaction, again allowing program development to suit the interests of individual students.  

More Information about MA Degree Requirements

The PhD prepares students to conduct research and teach applied linguistics or sociolinguistics at the university level and/or to consult with and carry out research for various private and public sector areas such as native and foreign and second language education at all levels, legal venues, firms and agencies for whom cross-cultural and interpersonal communications issues are important, and many others. The design of the program is highly individualized, as outlined in the description of the MA immediately above.

More Information about PhD Degree Requirements 


Our faculty can be found on the Faculty Profile Page.

Linguistics Lab

The Linguistics Lab is located in Morrill 112.

Lab Hours, Fall 2017

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday    Friday






By Appointment

To make an appointment outside of these hours, contact one of the lab assistants:


Audio Hardware (Marantz PMD660, Scarlett Solo)
Acoustic Analysis (Praat, FAVE, NORM)
SuperLab4 Procedures
Sound Booth Recording