• Interested? Click here for more information, and click here to apply!

  • Rebecca Sheley, a student in Diane Ohala's Intro to Linguistics class, participating in PhD student Sam Johnston's ultrasound demonstration.
    (Full news item)

  • Graduate students Rachel Brown, Leah Rice, Stanley Donahoo and Shannon Grippando at the Core dEEG Skills course run by EGI in Summer 2015.
    (Full news item)

  • PhD student Keisha Josephs and her colleague Sheldon Noel are helping to support revitalization efforts for the Lokono language in Guyana.
    Check out the article on the Guyana Chronicle (link) for more details!
    Photo Credit: The Guyana Chronicle Online

  • Dane Bell putting an EEG net on Rachel Brown for an experiment.
    Check out the Daily Wildcat article on some of the department's recent research here.
    (Photo credit: Zi Yang Lai, The Daily Wildcat)

  • 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.


Undergrad Program Guide

  • Undergrad Program Guide

Futures in Linguistics

Graduate Programs

Linguistics News

  • Simin Karimi, Mohsen Mahdavi and Ryan Smith, representing the Iranian Complex Predicate Research Group, will present a talk at a conference at Sorbonne in Paris on November 25, and will spend two weeks collecting data from various Iranian languages... read more
  • The "Linguistics in Children's Museum Tucson" project is a collaboration between UA and Children's Museum Tucson that aims to introduce children to scientific research in an informal setting. Click through to the UA News article below to hear more... read more
  • Andy Wedel was on KGUN9 local news discussing new research that suggests that physical properties of the local environment can potentially shape the consonant inventories of languages over time. It's great to see linguistics in the news, and even... read more


Spring 2016 Independent Study Opportunities!

Click here for more information!

Malakeh Taleghani Scholarship

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

Click here to see scholarship requirements.

Fall 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!

Click Here to go to the webpage for more information!

Learn about our programs on our Digital Magazines!


Contact Us

Location of Department:
Communications Building
Room 109
The University of Arizona

General Information: 
Marian Wiseley
Phone: (520) 621-6897
Fax: (520) 626-9014

Mailing Address: 
Department of Linguistics      
P.O. Box 210025
The University of Arizona
Tucson AZ 85721USA

Deparment Head: 
Dr. Simin Karimi
Email: karimi@email.arizona.edu

Graduate Program: 
Shayna Walker
Email: shaynaw@email.arizona.edu

Undergraduate Program: 
Dr. Diane Ohala
Email:  ling.ugadv@gmail.com