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Linguistics, Language and Society Concentration

12 months
7152 EUR/year
7152 EUR/year
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Linguistics is the scientific study of language. It seeks to answer questions such as: What is the structure of human language? How much can languages vary from another? The Linguistics, Language and Society Concentration program is offered at California State University Fullerton.


About this Degree at California State University Fullerton

How can children acquire language so easily when language learning is so difficult for adults? How and why do languages change over time? Linguists are also concerned with the social and cultural aspects of language, investigating issues such as in what way our social identities are encoded in our languages and how social and economic power relations are encoded and reproduced in language. 

Finally, linguistics plays a role in developing human/computer interface systems that tech companies employ in natural language processing, including text to speech processing and natural language understanding.

A Linguistics, Language and Society Concentration student who has not completed the equivalent of one or more of the following courses, as determined by the Linguistics graduate adviser, must enroll in the respective prerequisite course(s).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Methods and Bibliography 
  • Phonological Analysis 
  • Grammatical Analysis 
  • Theories of Syntax 
  • Graduate Seminar: Historical Linguistics 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • You are eligible to apply as a graduate student if you have earned a degree equivalent to a U.S. bachelor's degree.
  • the equivalent of at least a 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale is recommended.
  • After applying to the University, you will need to send transcripts showing proof of your previous education. In the United States, the academic record is called a "transcript."
  • Cal State Fullerton does not offer financial aid or assistance to international students. International student applicants must submit the International Student Financial Affidavit of Support, proof of funding (bank statement or sponsor letter) and a passport copy

Tuition Fee

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    7152 EUR/year
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    7152 EUR/year
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    Based on the tuition of 7152 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Fullerton

1100 - 1600 USD /month
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