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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 are hosting Linguists in Hollywood — the creators of Klingon (Star Trek) and Dothraki (Game of Thrones) are coming to Boise State on Thursday, November 29! Read more HERE.

  • Class of Spring 2015
    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 Travis
    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).

  • Linguistics Association
    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
    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.

  • Linguistics capstone
    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.

  • Lab Assistants
    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.