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About the Department

Linguistics is the scientific study of human language, from the sounds and gestures of speech up to the organization of words, sentences, and meaning. Linguistics is also concerned with the relationship between language and cognition, society, and history.

The Department of Linguistics at the  is the oldest modern linguistics department in the United States, founded by Zellig Harris in 1947. The department is known for its interdisciplinary research, spanning many subfields of linguistics, as well as integration of theory, corpus research, field work, and cognitive and computer science.

The department has both a graduate Ph.D. program and undergraduate major and minors. For the specializations of our faculty, please see the research section.


Dissertation Proposal Defense: Purse

Jan 9, 2020 at - | Linguistics Department Seminar Room, 3401C Walnut St. Suite 300

Ruaridh Purse will be defending his dissertation proposal, tentatively entitled: Categoricity and Gradience in Coronal Stop Deletion, on T

First Day of Classes: Spring, 2020

Jan 15, 2020 (All Day)

Monday Classes will meet on Wednesday, January 15th.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Observed

Jan 20, 2020 (All Day)

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