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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.
CAREER awards recognize promising junior faculty
Four Rochester scientists have received prestigious NSF CAREER awards, presented to early-career faculty members for research and education initiatives.Continue Reading
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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.
Joyce McDonough, a professor of linguistics, has been jointly appointed as the Richard L. Turne ...
Professor Nadine Grimm has been awarded the 2023 Bloomfield Award from the Lingu ...
This grammar offers a grammatical description of the Ngòló variety of Gyeli, an endangered ...
"A grammar of Gyeli" is a grammatical description of the Ngòló variety of Gyeli, an endang ...
Congratulations to Edgar Yau (’20) for publishing a paper in the undergraduate research journa ...
In 2019, Professor Maya Abtahian received the David T. Kearns Faculty Mentoring and Teaching award a ...
Ash Asudeh, professor of linguistics and director of the Center for Language Sciences at the Univers ...
Center for Language Sciences
The Center for Language Sciences (CLS) 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 covering a wide research focus and range of interests. It's 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.Learn More About CLS