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Two tenure track positions available

The Department of Linguistics is hiring for two tenure track positions in syntax and semantics. Both positions are open rank, with an expected start date of July 1, 2018.

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Fully funded PhD positions

The Department of Linguistics has multiple fully funded positions available in its joint PhD program. Applications for the 2018-2019 school year are due January 15, 2018.

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Faculty in Linguistics

The faculty in the Department of Linguistics conduct research in a wide range of subfields, using a diverse set of methodologies.

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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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Sasha Eloi-Evans ’05, ’17W (EdD), academic programming coordinator for the Office of Minority Student Affairs and a lecturer in the Department of Linguistics. (University of Rochester photo / J. Adam Fenster)

Feature Story

‘Inclusive habits of the mind and heart’: Diversity, justice, and higher education

Sasha Eloi-Evans ’05, ’17W (EdD) is an academic programming coordinator for the Office of Minority Students Affairs and a lecturer in the Department of Linguistics. In this essay, she reflects on diversity in higher education in the nearly 50 years since Martin Luther King Jr.’s death.

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Linguistic Colloquia


Why Linguistics?

The department provides students at all levels rigorous training in skills that are highly viable in our rapidly changing society. They learn how to use analytic and theoretical tools, work in collaborative environments, and collect and organize complex research data. They also gain a deep appreciation and understanding of the value of a culturally and linguistically diverse environment. Upon graduation, students pursue careers in a variety of wide ranging fields, from law to forensics to library science.

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Events, talks, workshops, and conferences of interest to linguists and friends in the Western New York area.

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Students in Class

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