What is CLS?
The Center for Language Sciences is an umbrella organization at the University of Rochester that brings together faculty, postdocs, and graduate students who conduct research on any aspect of human language, as a vehicle for active interdisciplinary work. The CLS fosters research and activities that reach across a very broad group of disciplines. Some of its primary disciplines are Linguistics, Psychology, Cognitive Science, Music Theory, Neuroscience, Computer Science, Engineering, and Philosophy, covering a wide research focus and range of interests. It's strength is in its diversity, its breath and the quality of our connections, collaborations and research. The CLS has been in existence for over 20 years; it is a continually evolving organization with a history of serving as a platform for training students and postdocs in interdisciplinary research and enhancing collaborations among members.
Director, Center for Language Sciences
May 3, 2019
Request for Proposals
The Center for Language Sciences is seeking proposals for workshops of interest to the CLS community to be held in the 2019/2020 academic year. There will not be many constraints on the content or format of the workshops. However, in order to be considered, a workshop must be on some aspect of language that is of interest to at least two departments of the University of Rochester. All workshop proposals must have a CLS faculty sponsor. The deadline for submissions is May 31, 2019. Contact Amanda Sherry for further information.
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April 12, 2019
A Theory of Kinds for Generics?
Talk: 2-3 p.m.
Responses and discussion: 3-5 p.m.
View the event poster for more details.
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October 2, 2018
Professor Grimm Nominated for Carnegie Fellowship
Professor Scott Grimm (Linguistics, Rochester) has been nominated by the University of Rochester for the Andrew Carnegie Fellows Program.
Opportunties for Graduate Students
Graduate degrees at the Masters and PhD levels are available through individual departments. The CLS serves as a platform to support interdepartmental PhD degrees that focus on interdisciplinary work and training. These interdepartmental degrees have primary department, where a student is admitted and affiliated, and secondary department in another CLS related field.
Learn more about Doctoral and Masters programs in the departments associated with the CLS.