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Tenure Track Faculty Position Available

The Department of Linguistics is hiring for a tenure track position in syntax at the late junior or early associate level. The expected start date is July 1, 2019.

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Combining humanistic and scientific concerns

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Collaborating across departments and disciplines

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Major & Minor

We offer degrees in Linguistics as well as many research opportunities for undergraduates

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Graduate Studies

Information on our cross-disciplinary PhD program and our three MA programs. 

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Our research investigates the structure, complexity and diversity of human languages.

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Professor Timothy Dye prepares momos, a type of dumpling native to Nepal and Tibet, and discusses the importance of food culture to his research during a cooking demo for students in the community kitchen in Frederick Douglass Building.

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Food for thought—and research

For scholars in fields such as anthropology and linguistics, research is conducted living and working among people in different communities where a key component of their work is gaining the trust of the people there. There are many dimensions to gaining that trust, but among the most basic involves the sharing of food.

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Why Linguistics?

Linguistics workshop

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.

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Recent News

5 linguistics students named Fulbright semifinalists

March 8, 2018

Five undergraduates from the Department of Linguistics are semifinalists in the Fulbright U.S. Stude ...

Joyce McDonough at ISMo in Lille France

December 14, 2017

When segmentation helps. Implicative structure and morphological boundaries in the Navajo verb. S. B ...

Queenette Okwaraji receives travel grant

November 29, 2017

Queenette Okwaraji (LDD Masters student) received a travel grant to attend the Technological Methodo ...

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