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 Eye Tracking Lab in the Department of Linguistics allows student to conduct research in language processing and acquisition.

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October 12, 2023

“Large Language Models: Boon or Bane?”

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October 6, 2023

2023 Sag Lectures: Some Concepts and Consequences of a Theory of Word Meaning

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September 29, 2023

The trees and the roots: The role of syntacticians in language documentation

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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. CLS fosters research and activities that reach across a very broad group of disciplines. Some of its primary disciplines are linguistics, psychology, philosophy, computer science, data science, psychology, cognitive science, music theory, neuroscience, and engineering, covering a wide research focus and range of interests. CLS 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. Our strength is in our diversity, our breadth, and the quality of our connections, collaborations and research.

Ash Asudeh
Director, Center for Language Sciences

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.