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Students and faculty in the Department of Linguistics share an abiding interest in the study of American Sign Language (ASL). The ongoing, innovative research carried out by the linguistics faculty...
Students may seek an M.A. in Linguistics either as their terminal degree or as a prerequisite for the Ph.D. program in Linguistics. However, students should note that successful completion of...
Gallaudet's Ph.D. program in linguistics, with a focus on ASL and other signed languages, gives students the opportunity to specialize in a range of theoretical and applied areas related to...
Our Linguistics programs focus heavily on research. Students have the opportunity to work with experienced faculty who have already made significant contributions to the linguistics field. Students performing research with faculty members can apply for Gallaudet Small Research Grant to help fund a research project.
Students in the Linguistics Minor program will take our Research Experience Class, where they learn all about research methods, the ethical implications of research, and past research in linguistics.
Master students receive further training and education in research methods with an emphasis on sign language linguistics. Students’ work may be further continued by admission to the Ph.D.program.
Doctoral students are required to conduct independent research spanning over two semesters. Additionally, doctoral students will perform further research to prepare their dissertation.
Linguistics students can join various organizations such as
General Education Director
Many videos of American Sign Language (ASL) signers can be found on Gallaudet University's Video Catalog, which also houses the Linguistics Video Collection. Students and faculty of the Department of Linguistics are members of the following organizations, who also regularly sponsor conferences. SLLS: Sign Language...
Kiva Bennett (JAH) Shane Blau (DCP) Donovan Catt (JAH) Rafa Domingo (MV) Paul Gabriola (MV) Ardavan Guity (JAH) Heather Hamilton (JAH) Ariel Johnson (MV) Kaj Kraus (DLG) Daniel Maier (DCP) Kiesha Osborne (MV) Wink Smith (PD) Nic Willow (MV) Marjorie Bates Ana Clark Kayla Davis...
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