Major & Minor
We offer degrees in Linguistics as well as many research opportunities for undergraduates
Information on our cross-disciplinary PhD program and our three MA programs.
Our research investigates the structure, complexity and diversity of human languages.
The Year of Indigenous Languages
The United Nations declared 2019 the International Year of Indigenous Languages. The goal is to raise awareness of the world's Indigenous languages, not only to benefit the people who speak these languages, but also in recognition of the important contributions these communities make to our world’s rich cultural diversity. Rochester's Language Documentation and Description (LDD) master's program trains linguists to work with communities around the globe to help them document their languages and cultures.Learn more about LDD
Jeffrey Runner, professor and dean
The Department of Linguistics is proud to announce that Professor Jeffrey Runner has been named dean of the College. In this role, he oversees the academic and cocurricular programs for undergraduates in Arts, Sciences & Engineering at the University. “I’m interested in enriching students’ classroom experience by increasing opportunities for independent research, community-based learning, and international experience,” he says.Learn more about Dean Runner
- Talking with Spirits: Eco-Intimacy and Spirit Exorcism in the Nigerian Sahel
Conerly Casey, Rochester Institute of Technology
John Bailyn, Stonybrook University
Brent Henderson, University of Florida
Linguistics training provides students with skills that are important in a rapidly changing society. They learn how to use analytic and theoretical tools, work in collaborative environments, and collect, document, and organize complex research data on human language. They also gain a deep appreciation and understanding of the value of a culturally and linguistically diverse environment.Learn More
December 17, 2019
Nadine Grimm invited to give colloquium talk: Grammatical tone in Bantu: Insights from Gyeli, H ...
November 1, 2019
Aaron Steven White receives DARPA grant for Decompositional Schema Induction and Prediction.
October 26, 2019
Aaron Steven White and Ellise Moon gave a talk titled The source of nonfinite temporal interpre ...
October 24, 2019
Joyce McDonough, in collaboration with Jalon Begay, gave invited talk at Haskins Laboratories titled ...
October 16, 2019
Scott Grimm (University of Rochester) and Louise McNally (Universitat Pompeu Fabra): -Ing nomin ...
October 10, 2019
All abstracts for NWAV48 presentations can be found here: https://nwav48.uoregon.edu/program/
October 4, 2019
Ash Asudeh. Richard Redux. Presented at the Institute of Linguistics, University of Minnesota.
September 4, 2019
Scott Grimm is giving the invited plenary talk at the Workshop on Number, Numerals and Plurality tak ...
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