Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures

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Languages, Literatures and Cultures


Languages, Literatures and Cultures

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Linguistics has been offered at Queen’s since late 1970. In 2009, it joined the Department of German, being housed previously with French Studies. Since the amalgamation in 2011, Linguistics is part of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures. The program consists of two permanent faculty members as well as a wonderful team of talented adjunct faculty. This relatively small program is extremely vibrant and offers superb training to award-winning students, many of whom are recruited by the best graduate programs in North America.

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    There are three aspects to Linguistics: language form, language meaning, and language in context Source: London Linguistics


  • hello in different languages

    Many Linguistics students also learn a couple of languages during their study at Queen’s

  • dictionary

    Linguistics is a scientific study of a language


  • sanskrit

    The earliest known description of a language was done about Sanskrit

  • tree with words

    In historical linguistics, the tree model is a model of language change described by an analogy with the concept of family tree.