Open the door to new cultures and bridge divides by learning or improving your language skills.
The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics teaches 17 languages, offers nine majors, three master's degrees (one each in French, Spanish and Linguistics), as well as a master's of science degree in computational linguistics. Our majors are interdisciplinary and many of our courses are cross-listed with other departments and colleges.
LLL reaffirms its anti-bias and anti-racist commitment, acknowledges and values differences, and seeks to exemplify anti-bias and anti-racist education. LLL stands against any system that supports racism and privilege.
Building first- and second-language literacy has become a matter of national urgency.
In today's globalized world, you can be a leader in your chosen field by having the skills you can acquire only through studying language and literature.
Russell Berman, former President of the Modern Language Association stated, "Languages mean career skills for the workforce, but they also contribute to each person’s cognitive growth. Without sufficient language learning, American students will suffer from diminished educational opportunities, and we sabotage their prospects in the global economy."
To these ends, Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics is committed to excellent and innovative scholarship and teaching and to the promotion of diversity and trans-cultural understanding. The department as whole:
Unlimited Career Opportunities
There is no one given career path following graduation. Teaching, translating, and interpreting are obvious career options, but your degree also has exciting potential in areas such as:
If you have a master’s degree in French, Spanish, or Linguistics you will be prepared to excel in a wide variety of professional and research areas. Many of our students go on to pursue doctoral degrees at top institutions or move directly into professional careers, as consultants, teachers, translators, editors, writers, or find work in the diplomatic corps, international marketing, the performing arts and more. No doubt, your advanced degree will give you an edge in an increasingly competitive world.
Enhance your oral and written language proficiency with an international experience through Syracuse Abroad, which features more than 100 programs in 60 countries. Choose semester, summer, short term, and yearlong options for international study.
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Somali Grammar by Christopher Green, De Gruyter Mouton (August 23, 2021), 500 pages, ISBN-13: 978-1501511653
Zoomprov. Improvisation exercises for language learning in online classes with Zoom. Open Source 2021. Self-published, open source. Issuu.com
De la edad. Poesía española siglos XX-XXI: Algunas calas. [On Youth and Aging: Approaches to XX-XXI Century Spanish Poetry] Co-edited and introduction with Josefa Álvarez, Visor, 2021, 255 pp.
Intrigas 3rd Edition, by James Courtad, Kathryn Everly and Martin Gaspar, Vista Higher Learning; 3rd edition (January 1, 2020), ISBN-13: 978-1543320169
Schreiben Schrieb Geschrieben II. Self-published with Amazon for the Syracuse University German Program, 2019, Independently published (November 18, 2019), 119pp., ISBN-13: 978-1709205712
Tradition and the Individual Text. Essays in Memory of Pier Massimo Forni. Stefano Giannini, Federica Brunori-Deigan and Francesco Ciabattoni Eds. Modern Language Notes 134.1 Supplement (2019), pp. 418.
Schreiben Schrieb Geschrieben. Self-published with Amazon for the Syracuse University German Program, 2018, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (November 28, 2018), 86pp., ISBN-13: 978-1729814734
Noise hcarK: More Texte in Selbst-Translation. Mehr Texts in Self-Übersetzung, by Mona Eikel-Pohen, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 2 edition (August 12, 2018), 92pp., ISBN-13: 978-1725169210
(Sept. 9, 2022)A&S Professor Conducting First National Survey on Reproductive Health Experiences of Deaf Women
The project seeks to improve health care communication for Deaf and hard of hearing people.
(March 2, 2022)Mona Eikel-Pohen Wins Outstanding German Program Development and Advocacy Award
The award was presented by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Small Undergraduate German Program Special Interest Group.
(Jan. 12, 2022)LLL Professor Awarded Honorary Doctorate for Contributions to Linguistic Theory and Turkish Linguistics
The honor was conferred to Professor Jaklin Kornfilt by the University of Cyprus.
(Aug. 11, 2021)Preserving African Language and Culture
LLL Professor Christopher Green receives prestigious National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship.
Christopher R. Green & Nicola Lampitelli. 2022. Conditions on complex exponence: a case study of the Somali subject marker. Phonological Data & Analysis 4(4), 1-31. doi:10.3765/pda.v4art4.63.
Christopher R. Green & Maria Konoshenko. 2022. Tonal head marking in Mande compounds: endpoint neutralization and outliers. Mandenkan 67, 3-44. doi:10/4000/mandenkan.2698.
Giannini, Stefano. "Places of Memory and Struggles for Identities: Ernesto Verrucci's 1938 Monument to Khedive Ismail in Alexandria, Egypt." Italian American Review 2022, 12 (1): 61–85. doi: https://doi.org/10.5406/26902451.12.1.03