Linguistic anthropologists study the relationships between language, culture, and society. Linguistic anthropology gives you an understanding of how human communication works, how it evolved, and the importance of linguistic choices in our daily lives.
Linguistic anthropologists in the program at SIU Carbondale study in Germany and Guatemala, and in our own backyard in southern Illinois. Special emphases in our program include bilingualism, language and identity, discourse, and language contact.
Our faculty include: