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
  • Linguistics TA
    Falene Karey-McKenna

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