Welcome to the Stony Brook Linguistics Department

The Stony Brook Linguistics Department is a leading center for research and training in all areas of modern linguistics.

The department has a long-standing focus on theoretical linguistics, with core research areas including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and first and second language acquisition. Recently, we have introduced two new Experimental Linguistics laboratories supplementing our existing laboratories in Semantics and Phonetics, and we have developed new specializations in Speech and Language Pathology for undergraduates and Computational Linguistics for graduate students.  

In addition to the full range of theoretical areas of linguistics, faculty expertise includes a wide range of languages/language areas including Austronesian, East Asian, Romance, Semitic, Slavic and signed languages. 

The intellectual life of the department is diverse and dynamic and is enriched by active interdisciplinary research projects with faculty from other departments.

Stony Brook Linguistics is one of only a few departments that offers 3 stand-alone Linguistics degrees (BA. MA and PhD) and 2 degrees in TESOL and TESOL Certification (BA and MA).