Linguistics at Tech is an interdisciplinary program with courses offered through the School of Modern Languages, the School of Psychology, and the School of Interactive Computing. The Linguistics program connects studies of the physical structures and mental processes involved in human language; the psychological and social factors that enable humans to acquire, use, comprehend and produce language; and the application of computer science to the analysis and synthesis of language and speech. The program is designed for undergraduates who will enter a wide range of careers, such as language education, educational design, language technology, human/computer interaction, and more!

Programs of Study

The program offers a Linguistics minor. The minor requires students to take an introductory course in Linguistics as well as a number of elective courses from among the participating schools.

Faculty and Collaborators

School of Interactive Computing

  • Dr. William E. Underwood, Principal Research Scientist. Georgia Tech Research Institute (ITTL)
  • Dr. Charles Isbell, Professor, School of Interactive Computing. Senior Associate Dean

School of Psychology

  • Dr. Dan Spieler, Associate Professor 

School of Modern Languages

  • Dr. Kyoko Masuda, Associate Professor (Japanese and Linguistics)
  • Dr. Cecilia Montes-Alcala, Associate Professor (Spanish and Linguistics)
  • Dr. Jin Liu, Associate Professor (Chinese and Linguistics)
  • Dr. Yongtaek Kim, Associate Professor (Korean and Linguistics)
  • Dr. Lelia Glass, Visiting Assistant Professor (Linguistics) 
  • Dr. Satomi Suzuki-Chenoweth, Lecturer (Japanese and Linguistics)   
  • Dr. Seung-Eun Chang, Lecturer (Korean and Linguistics)
  • Dr. Viola Green, Teaching Postdoc (French and Linguistics)  
  • Dr. Sandra McGury, Teaching Postdoc (German and Linguistics)
  • Dr. Rumiko Shinzato-Simons, Professor (Japanese and Linguistics) - Emerita
  • Dr. Angela Labarca, Professor (Spanish and Linguistics) - Emerita

Quick Links

Linguistics Main Contact

Linguistics Academics