About the program

Linguistics is the scientific study of language and covers a variety of subjects from theories of grammar and how we produce language to applications of linguistic knowledge in areas such as language teaching. The program offers undergraduate and graduate courses and seeks to give an overview of the discipline to make students aware of the many aspects of that uniquely human phenomenon, language.

The M.A. in Applied Linguistics at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, the only post-baccalaureate linguistics degree program in Alaska, provides advanced training in the field of applied linguistics, broadly defined to include second language acquisition and language documentation. The M.A. in Applied Linguistics emphasizes the training of language teachers for indigenous language revitalization programs and the documentation of the Alaska's twenty endangered indigenous languages.

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For general information about the Linguistics Program please contact the program chair.

  • Program Chair
    Patrick Marlow
    pemarlow [at] alaska.edu

  • Administrative Assistant
    Jamie Dechambeau
    jadechambeau [at] alaska.edu

New course

LING441: Topics in Linguistics
Mobile Game Design, Language Learning & Learner Language Analysis

Topics include:

  • Designing Place Based Mobile Games (Game Design, Instructional Design)
  • Discovering how mobile games support language learning (Language Pedagogy)
  • Analyzing learner language produced during game play (Linguistic Analysis)

Participants in the class will engage in developing a mobile game for a language context of their choice (such as ESL, Foreign Languages, Alaska Native Languages) and conduct linguistic analysis on learner language produced during game play.

Class will be largely run as a design workshop and students should expect to participate in group projects as well as individual discovery learning.

For further questions contact Sabine Siekmann (ssiekmann [at] alaska.edu)

CALL/ANE Program

Improving Alaska Native Education through Computer Assisted Language Learning [more info

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