Feb 27, 2021  
2018-2019 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Department Chair: Alexandra Jaffe

Department Office: PSY 114

Linguistics Department Telephone / FAX: (562) 985‑5792 / (562) 985-2593
Website: http://www.cla.csulb.edu/departments/linguistics/

LING Faculty: Rebekha J. Abbuhl, Michael B. Ahland, John Attinasi (Emeritus), Michael J. Fender, Malcolm A. Finney, Nancy Hall, Sarvenaz Hatami, Robert M. Hertz (Emeritus), Alexandra M. Jaffe, Wendy Klein, Lorraine E. Kumpf (Emeritus), Barbara LeMaster, Xiaoping Liang (Emeritus), Carol D. Lord (Emeritus), Wanette Reynolds

Undergraduate: Nancy Hall
Graduate: Rebekha J. Abbuhl

Career Possibilities

English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher • Computational Linguist • Bilingual Education Teacher • Intelligence Specialist • Researcher • Teacher • Linguist • Foreign Service Officer • Peace Corps Worker • Librarian • Interpreter • Immigration Officer • Lawyer • Philologist • Writer • Editor • Consultant (Some of these, and other careers, require additional education or experience. For more information, see www.careers.csulb.edu.) Various entry-level positions in business and industry are available for graduates regardless of academic discipline.


The department offers an undergraduate major and minor in Linguistics, a major and minor in ASLD, an undergraduate minor in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), a Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), and the MA with four options; TESOL, General, Language and Culture and Special Option.

Students desiring general information should contact the department office. Advisors are available for individual appointments during the Fall and Spring semesters.


    Undergraduate DegreesGraduate and Professional DegreesMinorGraduate Certificates


      American Sign LanguageLinguistics

      General Education Category A must be completed prior to taking any upper-division course except upper-division language courses where students meet formal prerequisites and/or competency equivalent for advanced study.