Program list & descriptions

Linguistics ( Masters )

Members of the Department of Linguistics teach and conduct research on topics in phonology, morphology and syntax; Indigenous languages of North America and the Pacific Rim; applied linguistics; articulatory and acoustic phonetics; and sociolinguistics.


Prerequisite Minimum standing
BA B+ in the final year’s work (prefereably in Linguistics)

Applicants must also meet the general admission requirements for the Faculty of Graduate Studies.


Entry point Domestic students International students
September January 15 December 15


  • Resume/CV
  • Writing sample
  • Statement of intent
  • For details, please consult the Linguistics website

Program advisers

Department directory

Group/Position Name Telephone Office E-mail
Department Secretary Maureen Kirby 250-721-6634 CLE D341
Graduate Secretary Jenny Jessa 250-721-7424 CLE D341
FAX 250-721-7423
Chair Hossein Nassaji 250-721-7422 CLE D340
Graduate Advisor Sonya Bird 250-721-7434 CLE D351
Undergraduate Advisor Martha McGinnis 250-721-7429 CLE D350
Applied Linguistics Advisor Hua Lin 250-721-6643 CLE D343

Co-operative education opportunities

What is co-op?

Co-operative education (co-op) is a learning strategy that lets you:

  • alternate your academic studies with paid, relevant work experience in your field of study
  • enrich your academic studies by drawing on practical, real-world experience from your work terms
  • develop competencies to excel in the workplace
  • potentially pursue work terms related to your graduate research or project
Can you do co-op?

Graduate co-op may be available to students who are pursuing thesis and non-thesis (or professional) degrees. Participation is optional, and admission is determined after consultation with your graduate adviser and department. Contact the co-op program in your degree area for details, or email

Note: Co-op is not open to one-year graduate degrees, graduate certificates and diplomas, and non-degree graduate students.

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