Undergraduate student Rachel Woldmo

Find your edge in linguistics

Undergraduate student Rachel Woldmo says she enjoys the analytical and problem-solving aspects of linguistics.

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Discover our programs

Our programs explore everything from the structure of languages around the world, to how language is organized in our minds and how best to teach languages.

Undergraduate programs
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Exciting careers in linguistics

UVic alumna Aliki Marianakis uses her linguistics education every day as the Indigenous Language Revitalization Program manager for UVic's Indigenous Education program.

Career possibilities
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Graduate studies in linguistics

Marianne Huijsmans' love of sound and singing drew her to UVic to study how the structure of language relates to human understanding.

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Inspiring courses

Discover thought provoking courses that will help you understand the complex role language plays in the lives of people, communities and societies.

Courses
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Research that has an impact

UVic is unique in bridging three interrelated areas of specialization: theoretical linguistics, applied linguistics and Indigenous language revitalization. Dr. Heather Bliss conducts research on the Blackfoot language.

Our research
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Resources and equipment to support your learning

Students have access to the labs and equipment they need to support their learning and research.

Resources

Explore language

Are you wondering how to pronounce words in Indigenous languages like Kwak’wala? Aiming for a career as a language teacher or a speech language pathologist? Linguistics has a place for you.

By studying linguistics, we are opening a window into how the mind works.
—Hossein Nassaji, department chair

Our department offers programs that explore everything from the structure of languages around the world, to how language is organized in our minds and how best to teach languages. We are also leaders in offering Indigenous language revitalization programs, in partnership with Indigenous Education at UVic.

Find your edge at UVic's Department of Linguistics