Have you ever wondered how the languages of the world are similar? How they are different? Have you ever wondered how languages work? Have you wondered why Bostonians say “cah” while Pennsylvanians say “car” (but in parts of Pennsylvania, they say “warsh”, while a Bostonian would only say “wash”)? And have you wondered why we drive on a parkway but park on a driveway? If you answered yes to any of these questions, consider joining the Linguistics Club!


The Linguistics Club welcomes students of all backgrounds who have an interest in language. While many of our club members are linguistics majors, students of all majors are welcome to join, and we encourage diverse, interdisciplinary perspectives. If you’re considering a major or minor in linguistics, it’s a great way to meet other students and learn about what we do.


We plan fun activities that relate to linguistics and language, such as discussions, films, language games, and presentations. Linguistics students take a variety of classes and co-ops, so we share our experiences and learn about new opportunities. Linguistics club also offers an opportunity for our members to network with other like-minded students and learn about potential co-op and career opportunities.


Meetings are typically held in the Linguistics Program Office (545 Nightingale Hall). Other linguistics club activities may take place off-campus (e.g. bookstores, conferences, etc.).


Meetings and activities will take place throughout fall and spring semesters. You can join our mailing list to find out when our next meeting will be.






Club email: neu.lingclub@gmail.com