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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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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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