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/societal 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, programming, human/computer interaction, and more!

Programs of Study

The program offers a Linguistics minor and a Linguistics certificate with two tracks: General Linguistics and Language Processing. Both the minor and the certificate require students to take an introductory course in Linguistics as well as a number of elective courses four for the minor and three for the certificate 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. Jacob Eisenstein, Associate Professor, School of Interactive Computing
  • Dr. Charles Isbell, Professor, School of Interactive Computing. Senior Associate Dean

School of Psychology

  • Dr. Dan Spieler, Associate Professor 

School of Modern Languages

  • Dr. Rumiko Shinzato-Simons, Professor (Japanese and Linguistics)
  • Dr. Angela Labarca, Professor (Professor Emerita of Spanish and Linguistics)
  • 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. Wei Wang, Teaching Postdoc (Chinese and Linguistics)
  • Dr. Viola Green, Teaching Postdoc (French and Linguistics)  
  • Dr. Hyoun-A Joo, Teaching Postdoc (German and Linguistics)

Quick Links

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