Our Domains of Expertise

Our Ph.D. degree program has two domains of expertise: language structure and language science, and second language development and multilingualism.

The doctoral program in the UC Davis Department of Linguistics distinguishes itself from programs at other UC campuses by offering an area of emphasis in second language acquisition and development (SLAD), which responds to a growing need for researchers trained to investigate issues of multilingualism and the acquisition and teaching of non-native languages. The program also has strength in language structure and theory, as well as the study of language and society, and language and mind/brain relationships.