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Department of English & Literature

Linguistics Minor

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Department of English & Literature

Linguistics Minor

  • Minor
  • Undergraduate

18 credits

required for minor

18 credits

18 credits

required for minor

The linguistics minor provides an opportunity to attend a summer at SIL, the sister organization of Wycliffe Bible Translators, taking courses in morphology and phonetics.

Some classes in this minor include:
  • Introduction to Linguistics
  • Research
  • Linguistics Research Methods
  • Contemporary World Literature
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Structure of English Grammar
  • Introduction to Sociolinguistics
  • Language, School and Society
  • Theory of Second Language Acquisition
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As a Bible translator, I appreciated not only the ease at which I was able to combine biblical, Greek, intercultural studies, and linguistics classes, but also the close working relationship UNW has with SIL-UND, which made for a smooth, jump-started transition into my career with Wycliffe Bible Translators.

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Heather Walker Peterson, Ph.D.

Department Chair and Associate Professor of English

Heather Walker Peterson is interested in the ways in which language, written and spoken, influence spiritual...

Linda Humnick

Adjunct Instructor

Dr. Humnick, a member of SIL International, specializes in discourse analysis and field linguistics and also...

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