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Department Chair: Alexandra Jaffe

Department Office: PSY 114

Department Telephone / FAX: (562) 985‑5792 / (562) 985-2593


Faculty: Rebekha J. Abbuhl, Michael B. Ahland, John Attinasi (Emeritus), Michael J. Fender, Malcolm A. Finney, Nancy Hall, Sarvenaz Hatami, Robert M. Hertz (Emeritus), Alexandra M. Jaffe, Wendy Klein, Lorraine E. Kumpf (Emeritus), Barbara LeMaster, Xiaoping Liang (Emeritus), Carol D. Lord (Emeritus), Wanette Reynolds


  • Undergraduate: Nancy Hall
  • Graduate: Rebekha J. Abbuhl

Linguistics Department Administrative Coordinator: Gabriele Anton


Director: Barbara LeMaster

Program Office: LAB 317

Telephone: (562) 985-5037


Faculty: Barbara LeMaster, Wanette Reynolds,

Advisor: Barbara LeMaster

Administrative Coordinator and Lead Interpreter: Catherine Calen

Career Possibilities

English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher • Computational Linguist • Bilingual Education Teacher • Intelligence Specialist • Researcher • Teacher • Linguist • Foreign Service Officer • Peace Corps Worker • Librarian • Interpreter • Immigration Officer • Lawyer • Philologist • Writer • Editor • Consultant (Some of these, and other careers, require additional education or experience. For more information, see Various entry-level positions in business and industry are available for graduates regardless of academic discipline.


The department offers an undergraduate major and minor in Linguistics, a major and minor in ASLD, an undergraduate minor in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), a Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), and the MA with four options; TESOL, General, Language and Culture and Special.

Students desiring general information should contact the department office. Advisors are available for individual appointments during the Fall and Spring semesters.

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