Department of Linguistics

Explore a variety of research specializations and diverse languages.

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Noam Chomsky speaking with Linguistics department members.

"Language—in the general, multifaceted sense—embodies the intellectual wealth of the people who use it."

Ken Hale, UA Alumni (from Language endangerment and the human value of linguistic diversity, 1992, Language)

Language Proficiency Exams

The Linguistics Department offers the Second Language Proficiency Exam for languages not taught on campus, as well as for those taught by The Critical Languages Program. Students can be tested to determine 2nd semester, 4th semester, or native-level proficiency. 

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