The Department of English and Linguistics was created in Fall 2020. To locate student scholarship published before Fall 2020, please view the legacy English, Linguistics, and Communication departmental collection.
The Department of English and Linguistics 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 our 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.