Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Where is the Department of Linguistics located?
A: The Rutgers Department of Linguistics is located at 18 Seminary Place on the College Avenue Campus (CAC), in New Brunswick, NJ, 08901. We're in a large three-story yellow house across from the new Honors College, next to the Voorhees Mall, and near the Zimmerli Art Museum and the Barnes & Noble. The campus bus system stops just down the street from the Linguistics Department on College Ave across from Scott Hall.
Located in Central Jersey, we are just north of Princeton, about an hour's drive NW of the Jersey Shore, a short train- or bus-ride away from New York City, and close to major airports in Newark, New York, Trenton, and Philadelphia.
Q: Living in New Jersey
A: Rutgers - New Brunswick is located in Central New Jersey. The Amtrak/NJ Transit train stop, which lies on the popular Northeast Corridor line, is within walking distance of our Department, which makes travel to other major cities, such as NYC, Philadelphia, DC, and Boston very easy. We are surrounded by diverse restaurants, shopping, and entertainment. Rutgers part of the Big Ten conference. The weather here is a mix of the MidAtlantic and Northeast: summers are hot, winters are cold and often snowy, and the spring and fall are pleasant.
Q: What is Linguistics?
A: Linguistics is the systematic study of human language. Linguists are interested in discovering general principles for how language works, how language develops in children, how it is used and how it changes through time. Information about the various subdisciplines can be found in the short guide to the field of linguistics provided by the Linguistic Society of America. The best way to learn what is available at Rutgers is to consult the webpages of department faculty as well as descriptions of courses offered by the department.
Q: What sort of career opportunities are available in Linguistics?
A: Please consult the About Linguistics page.