Department of Linguistics 

Linguistics is the scientific study of languageā€”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

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

Masks are encouraged when visiting our Department offices and recommended throughout campus.

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Undergraduate Advising

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

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

For general inquiries, please contact the Linguistics Department at