Frequently Asked Questions
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: How do I apply to the Rutgers Linguistics doctoral program?
A: Please visit the Prospective Graduate Students page.
Q: How do I find 18 Seminary Place?
A: By consulting the directions page.
Q: What sort of career opportunities are available in Linguistics?
A: Please consult the About Linguistics page on the subject.
Q: What's it like living in...New Jersey?!
A: New Brunswick lies within easy reach of New York, Princeton, the Jersey Shore, and (it is the Garden State) innumerable parks. The weather is splendidly variable. Winter is often warm-ish, with few weeks of cold snap in the new year. August can be Venusian, but trees flower along the avenues in crisp spring, and fall comes with snails and fog on the wavering way back to winter.