The linguistics undergraduate program at Boise State University offers a rich and diverse experience for students interested in the scientific study of language. Student engagement opportunities vary from service learning opportunities through Project SHINE and the Borah Bridge Program to research internships in the Linguistics Lab to involvement with the Boise State Linguistics Association.
We hosted the 2017 Western Conference on Linguistics (WECOL) in October 2017 and are now accepting submissions for the proceedings volume. For more information click on link on the left menu bar.
- Congratulations to the class of Spring 2015!
Eleven students graduated in Spring 2015. Here is a picture of part of the graduating class with the linguistics faculty members. Congrats, graduates!
- Conference Travel
Many of our students attend regional and national conferences such as the Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America (LSA), the Annual Conference on African Linguistics (ACAL; pictured), and Phonetics/Phonology in the Northwest (NoWPhon).
- The Boise State Linguistics Association
The Boise State Linguistics Association plans events throughout the academic year to promote linguistics to the wider campus and Boise community and to support linguistics students.
- Sharing linguistics with the community
Students and faculty participate in STEM Exploration Day, a community outreach event featuring science and engineering programs at Boise State.
- The linguistics capstone experience
Students in the linguistics program participate in a capstone course in linguistic field methods. Each year, the speaker for the course is a member of the Boise refugee community.
- The Mary Ellen Ryder Linguistics Lab
The Mary Ellen Ryder Linguistics Lab provides opportunities for students to participate in research, teaching, and community outreach programs as they prepare for their careers and graduate studies.