Linguistics Program

Gordon College’s Linguistics program offers students the chance to major or minor in a fast-growing field. As well as taking courses in one or more languages, linguistics students focus on such topics as phonetics, semantics, and pragmatics, thus getting to the heart of what language is really all about. 

Occasionally we invite guest lecturers from the Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics (Dallas) and MIT (Cambridge). We also take our linguistics students to events and lectures at Boston area schools. One of our majors was selected last year to present a paper at undergraduate linguistics conferences at Cornell and Harvard. In addition, majors have the option of spending one or two summers at the Summer Institute of Linguistics, where they can take courses with experienced Bible translators. 

Job opportunities are also available in the local area: recently a Linguistics major was hired by the language learning software company Transparent, just over the border in New Hampshire. As a result, Transparent is very interested in hiring Gordon linguistics majors as summer interns.