About Us

Our programs seek to educate our students and the wider world about the nature, structure, and function of language, one of the most important defining properties of humankind. Because the study of language falls at the crossroads of several disciplines (psychology, social science, cognitive science, philosophy, literary and cultural studies, education, and computer science), it is by nature interdisciplinary, and succeeds best when it integrates a variety of perspectives.

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Recent News

chinese latternsEnroll in Chinese 101 (Elementary Chinese I) in fall. The class introduces you to speaking, reading, and writing in Mandarin.  Learn useful phrases and information on Chinese culture

graduatesCongratulations to our Outstanding Graduating Seniors and their Most Influential Faculty.


Ling 596This fall, take LING 596 (AIs That Can Lie: Hype, Hope, and Limits of Large Language Models). Learn more about the basic workings of LLMs, and how they compare to older computer language systems and human language production.

two men standing, one holds award

Congratulations to the CAL award winner: Naseh Nasdrollahi Shahri for Excellence in Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity, Tenured-Track Faculty.


Important Resources

The Linguistics Student Association (LSA) introduces students to the study of language and is open to all majors.  Members have the opportunity to connect with linguistics professionals and attend events on campus.

The Linguistic Society of America asserts its collective support for Black members of our community — students, colleagues, family, friends and neighbors. 

Pending funding, tutoring is offered each semester for students enrolled in certain Linguistics courses.