Department of Linguistics 

Linguistics is the scientific study of language—an important part of what makes us humans. As linguists, we study the formal properties of language, how it evolves, and how it is used in social situations. 

Important COVID-19 Information from the Department of Linguistics:

Friday, September 18, 2020

The Department of Linguistics has uploaded a COVID-19 Safety Plan. Click here to view it.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

On Monday, March 16, SFU discontinued all in-person teaching, including in-person exams, for the rest of the semester. The Department of Linguistics students are asked to check your SFU email accounts on a regular basis and CANVAS course pages for information from your instructors about how your individual classes are proceeding.  

All offices in the Department of Linguistics have been closed until further notice in order to maintain social distancing. All of the Department of Linguistics staff are still available to support operations remotely and can be reached by email (during their regular office hours). Please visit our Staff contact page here, for staff availability and contact information.

For up to date information (including the status of on-campus services) visit the SFU COVID-19 FAQ page:

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Undergraduate Advising

For general inquiries, please contact the Linguistics Department at

The Summer 2021 semester is conducted remotely. For Advising, email the Student Advisor at for program information, course planning, program declarations, graduation checks.  Please be sure to include a copy of your Advising Transcript (in term and subject order)