• Congratulations to our Spring 2015 graduates! More information here.

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    Congrats to Joshua Meyer and Melodie Yen who are recipients of the NSF graduate fellowship! More info here!

    Photo courtesy of LSA website.

  • 5th International Conference on Maltese Linguistics

    Congratulations to Adam Ussishkin, Andy Wedel, Samantha Wray, and Shiloh Drake, who have all had papers accepted to the upcoming 5th International Conference on Maltese Linguistics. More information on the June 24-26 conference at the University of Torino in Italy can be found here.

  • "The Science of Language" summer camp was held by the Department of Linguistics from June 1-5, 2015. Click here for more information!

  • Maria Florez Leyva doing transcription of Hiaki audio files.

  • Spring 2015 graduate Patricia Ogunmola working on an independent study with Dr. Diane Ohala.

  • Robert Henderson meeting with the members of Kaqchikel Cholchi', the governing body of the Kaqchikel language.

  • Graduate students Shiloh Drake and Noah Nelson at Tucson Festival of Books on March 16, 2014. Visitors to our exhibit used a finger-tapper to see that language is left-lateralized. 

  • Congratulations to our Spring 2015 graduates! More information here.

  • Dr. Robert Henderson

    Robert Henderson to join the UA Linguistics Department in Fall 2015! For more information click here!

Welcome to the Department of Linguistics

The Department of Linguistics at the University of Arizona offers undergraduate and graduate programs in linguistics and human language technology. Our faculty has research specializations in phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, computational linguistics, psycholinguistics, language acquisition, represented by diverse interests in a variety of languages. We also offer unique programs in Native American linguistics. The department trains students for careers in teaching, research, and industry, and is equipped with a variety of laboratory facilities.




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Linguistics News

  • The University of Arizona Department of Linguistics hosted a summer camp entitled "The Science of Language" from June 1-5, 2015. Language is an integral part of life. In linguistics, we study language scientifically in order to understand the... read more
  • Congratulations to the Spring 2015 Graduates of the Department of Linguistics Undergraduate and Graduate. We are​ very proud and wish you luck on future endeavors. Our Spring 2015 Graduates are:  
  • Congratulations to Elise Bell, recipient of an East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes for U.S. Graduate Students (EAPSI) fellowhip from the National Science Foundation! Elise will be working with Dr. Brett Baker and Dr. Rikke Bundgaard-Nielsen at... read more


Fall 2015 Independent Study Opportunities!

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Malakeh Taleghani Scholarship

If you are interested in applying for the Taleghani Scholarship Click here for more information.

Click here to see scholarship requirements.

Spring 2015 Colloquium
Check Out These Honors College Scholarships!

Scholarships Available for Honors and Other Undergraduate Students


Honors Alumni Legacy Grants: Thesis Support

Application Deadline: Rolling
Typically range from $300 to $1000. Students... read more

Travel Fund Opportunities for LING Grad Students!

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