Independent Study

Linguistics faculty are able to offer research independent study in a wide range of areas. Particular strengths include neurolinguistics, sociolinguistics, language and politics, and historical linguistics, though faculty are willing to consider supervision in any aspect of language study. Many affiliated faculty offer region-specific expertise.

Students should contact appropriate faculty members with whom they wish to study. If students are unsure of who might be suitable for their particular focus they should contact the DUS, Professor Edna Andrews.


LINGUIST 493/494 Research Independent Study (R) Individual research and reading in a field of special interest, under the supervision of a faculty member, resulting in a substantive paper or written report containing significant analysis and interpretation of a previously approved topic. Consent of instructor and director of undergraduate studies required. Instructor: Staff. One course.

All research independent studies must conform with the Duke policies and applications should be made accordingly. Review the undergraduate research independent study policy here: