Texas Tech University

PhD in English

PhD in English - Linguistics

Specialization in Linguistics

The PhD with specialization in Linguistics is distinguished for its faculty's expertise in a variety of areas, including phonology, syntax, morphology, sociolinguistics (especially American English dialects), linguistics and literature, and the history of English. The program allows you to deepen your grasp of linguistic work with a variety of languages, including American English, Old and Middle English, Korean, and Japanese. Because the study of language and linguistics is a multi-disciplinary field, our program is supported with faculty whose interests in these areas come from the English Department, as well as many other departments and colleges across campus.


Dr. Aaron Braver
Director of Linguistics

Dr. Julie Couch
Director of Graduate Studies