Understanding Language

Our focus in research and teaching is on theoretical and experimental linguistics, with special emphasis on the understanding of language diversity and how this diversity may be related to a universal underlying linguistic competence.

Department of Linguistics

Undergraduate Studies

Major, minor, honours, and joint honours programs in Linguistics

Graduate Studies

Specialize in an area of study of your interest.



Linguistics breaks into the top 20 in QS World Rankings

McGill University rose in the annual QS Rankings with five subjects making the top 20 worldwide. Among those leading the list is the Faculty of Arts’ Department of Linguistics, which made an impressive jump from 38th to 17th position.