University of Rochester
  • Fieldwork
    Language documentation of Gyeli (a Bantu language of Cameroon) with Mangome David, Professor Nadine Grimm (Linguistics), and Bimbvoung Emmanuel Calvin
  • Classroom
    Farai Mutonhori teaching Ndebele to the Linguistics Senior Seminar 2016
  • Linguistics Syntax Workshop
    A linguistics syntax workshop meets in Lattimore Hall.
  • Touch Screen Game
    University of Rochester Brain and Cognitive Sciences PhD student Sarah Davis conducts experiments on probability learning using a touch screen game.
  • Lattimore Eye Tracking Lab
    The Lattimore Eye Tracking Lab in the Department of Linguistics allows student to conduct research in language processing and acquisition.

What is CLS?

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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.

Ash Asudeh
Director, Center for Language Sciences

Recent News

June 20, 2019

News from Schubert Group

Professor Len Schubert’s group in computer science has been actively working on semantic parsing, discourse inference, spatial relations, schema-based story processing, and managing casual dialogues in virtual humans.

View Recent Papers

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.

The event poster.
April 12, 2019

A Theory of Kinds for Generics?

Bernhard Nickel
Harvard University

Talk: 2-3 p.m.
Responses and discussion: 3-5 p.m.

View the event poster for more details.

Opportunties for Graduate Students

Eye Tracking Lab

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.