University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Department of Linguistics | University of Illinois Archives

Name: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Department of Linguistics


Historical Note:

The department offers an undergraduate minor and has a graduate program offering specialization in descriptive linguistics, historical linguistics, psycholinguistics, ethno linguistics and experimental phonetics. Studies include instruction in various non-western languages, i.e., Arabic, Modern Greek, Hindi, Modern Hebrew, Swahili, and Yoruba.1 As stated in its original appeal to the Board, the Department "recognized prior claim of existing language departments to continue to offer courses of a linguistic nature which draw their material from the language they teach."2

1. Undergraduate Course Catalog, 1972/9174, p. 255.

2. Board of Trustees Transactions, 52nd Report, November 23, 1963, p. 906-07.




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