Knowing another language system, culture, and communication strategies enables students to access new information and knowledge, develop insight into their own language and culture, and participate in multilingual communities and a global society.

The Department of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics at Bucknell offers courses in five modern languages - Arabic, French, German, Italian and Russian, and, on occasion, in other Slavic languages - as well as in American Sign Language and in linguistics. For other foreign language opportunities, please see the websites for East Asian StudiesSpanish and Classics & Ancient Mediterranean Studies.

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Bucknell's German majors, including those with second majors in other disciplines, are prepared for a wide variety of careers, from business and industry to education, non-profit work, science and technology and health care.

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Our research explores how speakers produce words and sentences. Specifically, we are interested in the processes of lexical retrieval (finding words), constructing sentences (lining words up in the right order), and making grammatical decisions.

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