Why Linguistics?

The MA Linguistics degree program prepares students to contribute and lead in the field of linguistics with a foundation in both theoretical and applied linguistics.

Why Linguistics?

The MA Linguistics degree program prepares students to contribute and lead in the field of linguistics with a foundation in both theoretical and applied linguistics.

Trinity Western University is committed to training leaders in professional, academic and mission fields. 

This two-year (39 semester hour) graduate academic program is strongly oriented towards linguistic field work. It prepares students to integrate scholarship with service to language communities worldwide, analyzing and describing the linguistic structures of languages and putting previously unwritten languages into writing. Graduates are also prepared to publish research findings in academic journals, pursue ongoing professional development, enter doctoral programs, and integrate their faith with their work. While most graduate linguistics programs emphasize theory, this program emphasizes practical linguistic analysis in the development of language programs in roles such as language revitalization, orthography development, literacy program development, and translation.

The support and involvement of the Canada Institute of Linguistics enhances this degree program, providing one of the finest field oriented programs in North America and a faculty rich in field experience and expertise.

Degrees

Master of Arts (MA)
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You're invited to the TWU’s School of Graduate Studies info session and dinner on March 29 at 4:30 p.m. Come learn about our master’s degrees, meet with enrolment advisors, and have dinner on us. After dinner, join us for TWU's Three Minute Thesis competition where you'll see graduate students compete in a friendly but intense contest where they present the complexities of their research in an engaging and
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Finances

Our graduate programs offer a variety of scholarships, grants, awards, and/or assistantships that provide financial assistance for students registered in full-time graduate studies.

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Admission Requirements

Are you ready to advance your professional or academic career with a graduate degree? Find out what you need to join an innovative community committed to making a positive difference in the world for Christ.

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Courses

You can experience the benefits of working closely with professors, which can only be achieved because of our small class sizes, commitment to research, and liberal arts curriculum.

Events

3 Minute Thesis Competition

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Faculty Profiles

Sean Allison, Ph.D.

Associate Professor & M.A. Linguistics Program Director

Wanda Davies, M.A.

Instructor in Linguistics

Bill Gardner, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Lori Gardner, M.A.

Instructor in Linguistics

James Hafford, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Larry Hayashi, M.A.

Instructor in Linguistics

David Jeffery, M.A.

Director of Academic Affairs at Canada Institute of Linguistics, Instructor in Linguistics, Department Coordinator

Leigh Labrecque, M.A., M.L.E.

Instructor in Linguistics

Randy Lebold, M.L.E.

Assistant Professor
Steve Nicolle

Steve Nicolle, D.Phil.

Assistant Professor

Keith L. Snider, D.Litt.

Professor of Linguistics

Doug Trick, D.Min.

Assistant Professor & M.L.E. Program Director