Applied Linguistics at UCLA
Due to a number of convergent circumstances, the UCLA Department of Applied Linguistics was disestablished, effective July 1, 2014. The Applied Linguistics program can no longer accept applications for graduate study. Nonetheless, a significant number of MA and PhD students who were admitted before the disestablishment continue with their graduate programs and will be able to complete their degrees. In addition to Applied Linguistics emeriti faculty who continue teaching and academic advising, there is a large number of affiliated members in the Departments of Anthropology, Asian Languages and Cultures, Chicana and Chicano Studies, Education, Linguistics, Psychology, and Sociology whose participation reinforces the interdisciplinary nature of applied linguistics research, and represents a wide range of expertise and experience in language-related research.
The popular undergraduate major in Applied Linguistics has moved to the Department of Linguistics and will retain its focus on issues such as language teaching, language in everyday interaction, translation/interpretation, and similar “applied” areas.