About Linguistics

What is Linguistics?

For more information also visit the Undergraduate Advising page.

For courses, please see Linguistics in the University Catalog.

For information on the CSULB Linguistics Student Association, please visit their website.

Department Mission Statement:

The Linguistics Department at CSULB is committed to analyzing diverse aspects of spoken and sign languages and working with the communities that use them. Guided by our view of language as a cultural, social, and psychological phenomenon, we mentor students as they examine universal and unique properties across languages and modalities. We do so by analyzing the structure and function of language, the teaching and acquisition of language, and the use of languages in different contexts.