Shobhana Chelliah, Professor; Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin. Documentary linguistics; structure and use of English around the world.
Patricia Cukor-Avila, Associate Professor; Ph.D., University of Michigan. Sociolinguistics; African American vernacular English; language variation and change.
Timothy Montler, Professor; Ph.D., University of Hawaii. Documentary linguistics; Native American languages; Salishan; language revitalization.
Sadaf Munshi, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin. Documentary linguistics; Indo-Aryan languages; Burushaski.
Haj (John Robert) Ross, Professor; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Poetics; syntax and semantics.
Stefanie Wulff, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., University of Bremen (Germany). Second language acquisition; corpus linguistics; construction grammar.
By majoring in Linguistics or English as a Second Language (ESL) at the University of North Texas, you immerse yourself in studying language structure, theory and application.
The Department of Linguistics and Technical Communication offers course work leading to a Master of Arts degree in Linguistics or English as a Second Language. We also offer course work leading to a Graduate Academic Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.
No matter your degree focus, we encourage our students to take a variety of linguistics, English as a second language and technical communication courses and seek new synergies between these distinct yet interrelated fields.
Youíll work closely with professors who are published scholars and consultants with national and international reputations. They are uniquely qualified not only across the core areas of linguistics (phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics) but also in their various specializations.
You will receive the kind of personal attention, mentoring and support that has invariably resulted in successful careers in ESL or subsequent placement into high caliber Ph.D. programs.
Applicants to the M.A. programs complete two steps. You must meet the general admission requirements for the Toulouse Graduate School and submit the following:
The GRE scores of accepted applicants range from the 50th to the 99th percentile on the verbal section and from 4.0 to 6.0 on the analytical writing section. If your native language is not English, you must also submit a TOEFL exam score.
The admission requirements for the graduate school are outlined at catalog.unt.edu. An application checklist for our programs is at ltc.unt.edu/graduat.
The Graduate Academic Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) provides basic background and skills for teachers of English as a second or foreign language. It requires four courses consisting of 160 student-teacher contact hours, including at least 40 contact hours of practicum. If you earn the certificate and then decide to further your education, all of the 5000-level courses will count toward the M.A. in ESL or Linguistics. The GRE is not required for admission into the certificate program, but the TOEFL is required for all international students. Please note that this program does not lead to certification for Texas public schools.
Beginning full-time students who meet all qualifications may apply for an academic assistantship with the department. Those who have completed 18 graduate hours in an area offered by the department may apply for a teaching fellowship. Call 940-565-4458 to request an application for these positions.