Department Chair: Alexandra Jaffe
Department Office: PSY 114
Linguistics Department Telephone / FAX: (562) 985‑5792 / (562) 985-2593
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
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.
ProgramsUndergraduate DegreesGraduate and Professional DegreesMinorGraduate Certificates
CoursesAmerican 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.