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

  • May 31, 2023
    SLP Admission Story: Rebekah Stevens
    This year, we received news that eight students from our department will be starting graduate programs in SLP and Audiology in Fall 2023! One of the students, Rebekah Stevens, shares her SLP admission story and a few words of advice to future SLP applicants.
  • May 29, 2023
    SLP Admission Story: Julianne Bittante
    This year, we received news that eight students from our department will be starting graduate programs in SLP and Audiology in Fall 2023! One of the students, Julianne Bittante, shares her SLP admission story and a few words of advice to future SLP applicants.
  • May 16, 2023
    Announcing the 2023 Becker Essay Prize Recipient: Rebekah Wong
    We are pleased to announce this year's recipient of the Becker Essay Prize, Rebekah Wong! Her winning essay submission, "Manifesting Politeness in Children Cross-Culturally," provides a cross-cultural summary of politeness acquisition in children across a selection of first languages, namely English, Japanese, and Turkish.

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Undergraduate Advising

Email the Advisor at lingadv@sfu.ca for program information, course planning, program declarations, graduation checks, and other academic advising. 

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 lingdept@sfu.ca