The Graduate Institute of Linguistics was established in August 1994, initially offering a Master's program leading to a M.A. degree. A doctoral program began in August 2002. Graduate study in Linguistics at NTU is designed to provide students with a solid foundation in the analytical and theoretical aspects of Linguistics, especially in Cognitive Linguistics. Cognitive Linguistics, Austronesian Linguistics, Discourse Analysis, and Psycholinguistics constitute the major foci of research activities of our faculty.