The Department of English, Linguistics, and Communication is comprised of several different disciplines. What these disciplines share is an absorption with language, whether written or spoken, on Tumblr or in No. 2 pencil, in practice or in theory: its underlying structures, its genres, its beauty, its cognitive production, its history, its effectiveness, its role in democracy, public discourse, and subcultures, its relationship to new technologies, and more. While the department has no specific ideology, it is devoted to rigorous thought, mastery of detail, and intellectual honesty. For more information, visit the English, Linguistics, and Communications webpage.