Romance Linguistics Concentration

for the Romance Linguistics Concentration

director of program: Professor José Ignacio Hualde  


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The concentration in Romance Linguistic requires a minimum of 24 hours of graduate-level coursework and it is open to PhD students in the participating Departments.

Graduate Degree Programs in Romance Linguistics

Graduate Concentration:

Romance Linguistics

participating programs:

French, PhD|Italian, PhD|Linguistics, PhD|Portuguese, PhD|Spanish, PhD


Ph.D. students in any of the participating Departments within the School of Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics are admitted into the program with the consent of their advisor and the director of the program.

for the Romance Linguistics Concentration

For additional details and requirements refer to the department's graduate concentration program and the Graduate College Handbook

RMLG 435Introduction to Romance Linguistics4
RMLG 559Sem Romance Ling (3 courses on different topics)12
Two 400- or 500-level courses in the linguistics of other Romance languages and/or in general linguistics, as approved by the student’s advisor8
Language Requirement:
Reading knowledge or completion of two semester language courses with a minimum grade of B in two Romance languages other than the student’s major language, or an equivalent approved by the Romance Linguistics Advisory Committee. (Language courses taken to satisfy this requirement do not count towards the total number of hours.)
Total Hours24

Other Requirements

Other requirements may overlap
A dissertation or thesis in the area of Romance Linguistics. It must include significant research on at least 2 Romance languages. Whether this requirement is satisfied is determined by the Romance Linguistics Advisory Committee. We expect that a member of one of the cooperating departments external to the student's home department will normally be a member of the student's dissertation committee.
In addition to the graduate concentration requirements, students must also complete the requirements of their major degree. All hours taken to complete the Concentration in Romance Linguistics count toward the Ph.D.s in Linguistics, Spanish, Italian or Portuguese. Sixteen of the proposed twenty-four concentration hours will count towards coursework for the Ph.D. in French.