The ELL Program concentrates on issues having to do with the nature of the English language, attending to aspects ranging from its descriptive and formal properties in phonology, syntax and semantics, to its more applied aspects, such as its usage in various historical, social, and literary contexts, as well as natural language processing.
Please note that the ELL program is no longer accepting new applications to the M.A. or doctoral programs. Students interested in pursuing graduate study in English Language and Linguistics are now encouraged to apply to the Linguistics Program in the School of Interdisciplinary Studies. All of the ELL faculty are also affiliated with the Linguistics Program.
Students enrolled in the Ph.D. program in LTC or Rhetoric and Composition may pursue a secondary area of study (a four-course sequence) in English Language and Linguistics.