Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
- Continuing Education
- Professional Studies
About the Program
Language students in Georgetown College are educated to embrace the complexities of our world. The Faculty of Languages and Linguistics (FLL) embodies Georgetown’s long tradition of fostering international understanding and the serious study of foreign languages and cultures.
Seven modern foreign language departments, the Department of Linguistics, the Department of Classics, and the program in Comparative Literature constitute the FLL:
Arabic and Islamic Studies
Division of Eastern Mediterranean Languages: Greek,Hebrew, Persian and Turkish
East Asian Languages and Cultures: Chinese,Japanese, and Korean
Slavic Languages: Polish, Russian, and Ukrainian
Spanish and Portuguese
The Linguistics Department at Georgetown is committed to analyzing a diversity of linguistic phenomena through different modes of inquiry. Our view of language as a cultural, social, and psychological phenomenon leads us to examine thedialectic between what is universal and what is particular and unique across languages. We do so through analyses of the structure of language, the acquisition of language, the use of language in context, and computational models of language. Our course curriculum, departmental areas of research,and individual research interests allow us to incorporate a wide range of modes of inquiry, including those drawn from the Humanities, Social Sciences, Logic and Mathematics, and Natural Sciences. We value the legitimacy and relevance ofresearch at every level of analysis, and acknowledge that no one model of language can provide all the answers (or even address all the pertinent questions).
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The University of Georgetown offers an ideal possibility for students willing to become translators, which is combining a Language degree with another one in linguistics. Thus the student will acquire excellent knowledge of the language hechooses as well as in the structure of languages. Although the University doesn’t offer courses specifically related to translation, this possibility will provide the student with invaluable education for his future translator career.
Washington, DC 20057-1003