• Ryan Smith, Stanley Donahoo, Megan Figueroa and Skye Anderson at the LSA's 2015 Linguistic Summer Institute. More information on the institute here.

  • Aildi students playing a lenape game.

  • Aildi students playing morphology game.

  • Muriel Fisher describing traditional fishing in the bay at Gleann Dàil, Isle of Skye to Ian Clayton. Click here for more info about the field work.

  • 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. 

  • 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

  • Jae Hyun Sung successfully defended her doctoral dissertation on July 15, 2015. Her dissertation is entitled 'A Cross-linguistic Articulatory Analysis of Palatization in Korean, English, and Scottish Gaelic'. She will begin a visiting position at... read more
  • Like many of the faculty, Heidi Harley has been on the move this summer. From June 29 to July 2 she attended the 4th Roots Worshop at NYU (https://wp.nyu.edu/roots4/program/). Her invited talk was called "Suppletion in Hiaki really is suppletion".... read more
  • Joint PhD Student William Cotter has been in Jordan doing fieldwork. William is carrying out fieldwork in an effort to investigate dialect contact and change between indigenous Jordanians and Palestinian refugees from the Gaza Strip William has also... 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.

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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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