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. 

Recent News

Important COVID-19 Information from the Department of Linguistics:

Sept 1, 2021

Please visit for the latest SFU announcements and policies as we return safely to campus together. 

Masks are required when visiting our Department offices and throughout campus.

July 30, 2021   

SFU has moved to Stage 3 of the Return to Campus Plan

We look forward to welcoming students, faculty and staff back for the Fall Semester.  All of the Department of Linguistics staff are available to support operations on campus as of August 3 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:

Other helpful SFU links: Communicable Disease Plan | Information Regarding HVAC | Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences | Message from our President Aug 12

For general inquiries, please contact the Linguistics Department at

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Please be sure to include a copy of your Advising Transcript (in term and subject order)

Fall Semester Advising Appointments will be conducted by phone or in person by appointment.  Please email the advisor to arrange an appointment.