French Linguistics

During my time in the program, I have greatly enjoyed the wide variation in the course offerings, spanning a range of linguistic sub-fields and interests, as well as being free to explore courses in other departments… However, my favorite part of the program has been the rapport with my fellow graduate students.

Laura Demsey, recent Ph.D. graduate, French Linguistics

Areas of study

  • Syntax
  • Semantics
  • History of the language
  • Lexicology and lexicography
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Phonology
  • Dialectology
  • Morphology
  • Applied linguistics/pedagogy
  • Second language acquisition
  • Pidgins and creoles

A note from the program director

If you are interested in gaining a better understanding of the structure of the French language, would like to explore how speakers of other languages acquire French, or if you are curious about what distinguishes different varieties of French, the French Linguistics program at Indiana University is perfect for you.

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