Canadian University, College and Employment Directory

Custom Search

Research in Linguistic Anthropology in Canada

Research opportunities for students studying Linguistic Anthropology.


| University Programs in Canada | Linguistic Anthropology |


Linguistic Anthropology Research Areas and Disciplines

Many researchers in linguistic anthropology study how languages are related. For example, German and English are more similar to each other than either one of them is to French. Researchers have hypothesized that German and English developed out of a common language, whereas French is closely related to Spanish and Italian. By comparing languages, linguistic anthropolgists are determining how long ago they split apart and where their speakers migrated. In fact, some linguistic anthropologists are working on the premise that by comparing all the world's languages, they can construct the original human language .

Other researchers are working to preserve endangered languages (eg. various Native Canadian languages, Australian Aboriginal languages, various African tribal languages) where there are very few native speakers. This involves language documentation where the language is documented in terms of its grammar, its lexicon, and its oral traditions such as its stories, songs, and religious texts. As well, researchers are working to revitalize endangered languages through political, community, and educational means to increase the number of active speakers. For instance, the Rosetta Project is a global collaboration of speakers and researchers working to develop a version of the Rosetta Stone to last until 12,000 AD. The intention is to create a platform for comparative linguistic research and education, as well as a linguistic tool that might help in the recovery or revitalization of lost languages in the future.

Other researchers are focusing on grammatical change and the changing patterns of language use and how they both form part of larger social changes. For example, many cultures have young people who decide to move away and live elsewhere, taking their language with them and modifying it for their purposes. Researchers are studying how these language shifts are being assimilated into the original language, resulting in an overall language shift. For instance, in Canada French is on the decline except in Quebec, where it is actually on the rise and English is on the decline.



Study and Work in Linguistic Anthropology in Canada

Study Linguistic Anthropology in Canada
What is Linguistic Anthropology? Discover similiar and related programs and universities in Canada offering Linguistic Anthropology degrees.


Linguistic Anthropology Admission Requirements
The prerequisites required to become accepted to an undergraduate program in Linguistic Anthropology.


Graduate Linguistic Anthropology Admission Requirements
The prerequisites required to become accepted to a graduate and/or postgraduate PhD program in Linguistic Anthropology.


What Linguistic Anthropology Students Learn
Topics, subjects and concepts that are covered and overall approach or focus taken for studying Linguistic Anthropology.


Career and Employment Opportunities in Linguistic Anthropology
Professions, occupations and careers available to graduates in Linguistic Anthropology and links to relevant employment resources.



Linguistic Anthropology Programs in Canada


Canada Canada


British Columbia British Columbia


Greater Toronto Area Greater Toronto Area


Greater Vancouver Greater Vancouver


Ontario Ontario




Custom Search

Copyright 2016 - Hecterra Publishing Inc. - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service