American Indian/Native American Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Major

American Indian/Native American Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics major is a program that focuses on one or more of the languages native to the Western Hemisphere, with an emphasis on American Indian languages, but including other Native American languages.

Includes instruction in philology; oral and written literatures; Inuit and Aleut languages; Hawaiian; North American language families, including, but not limited to, Algonkian, Athabascan, Siouan, Muskogean, Iroquoian, Yuman, Mayan, Zapotecan, and Uto-Aztecan; South American language families, including, but not limited to, Andean-Equatorial, Ge-Pano-Carib, and Macro-Chibchan; and other minor languages.

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What can you do with a major/degree in American Indian/Native American Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Major?

You will typically need a bachelor’s degree if your ambition is to have a career in this area of Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics.  With a degree in this major, you will have exciting career options such as (but not limited to) a language specialist, college instructor, lexicographer, high school teacher, forensic linguist, copy editor, translator, and computational linguist.

Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in American Indian/Native American Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Major

Professional associations are groups of professionals dedicated to topics in specific fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.

Publications/Magazines in American Indian/Native American Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Major