The Department of Asian Languages and Cultures offers a variety of courses in Asian linguistics, focusing particularly on functional, discourse and typological analyses of Asian languages. The three linguistics faculty members of the Department regularly offer courses and seminars in the following areas:

Chinese linguistics, Japanese linguistics, Korean linguistics, (Southeast Asian linguistics) Corpus linguistics, Conversation Analysis, Discourse Analysis, Pragmatics, Grammaticalizaton and historical analysis, Sociolinguistics, Transcription theory and practice , Cognitive Linguistics, Prosody in discourse, Language Pedagogy