The Linguistics Department at Georgetown is committed to analyzing a diversity of linguistic phenomena through different modes of inquiry. We examine language through its structure, acquisition, use in context, and via computational models. By valuing the legitimacy and relevance of research at every level of analysis, and acknowledging that no one model of language can provide all the answers (or even address all the pertinent questions), we provide a foundation of linguistic study in a department that is built upon a tradition of unique pluralism.
The department celebrates the diversity of voices, viewpoints, and backgrounds represented in our research, our classes, our speaker series, and our many other academic and social activities. We acknowledge that academia, including the field of Linguistics, has perpetuated and reproduced persistent inequities that reflect broader structural systems of oppression in the world. We are committed to continue developing practices and policies that foster inclusion in our community.