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 physical, cognitive, neurological and psychological properties of human language. Students developed their analytical skills, learned about the scientific method and hypothesis testing, brain imaging, improved SAT vocabulary skills, and... Read more

Post date: Wed, 17/06/2015 - 5:20pm

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:

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Post date: Thu, 28/05/2015 - 12:10pm

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 the University of Melbourne's Department of Languages and Linguistics to investigate the sound system of Roper Kriol, a native Australian language. They will be working with young speakers of Roper Kriol in the Northern Territory. The... Read more

Post date: Wed, 13/05/2015 - 1:36pm

William Cotter, first year dual Linguistics and Anthropology PhD student has received a SBSRI Pre-doctoral research grant to conduct summer fieldwork in northern Jordan. William will be carrying out fieldwork in an effort to investigate dialect contact and change between indigenous Jordanians and Palestinian refugees from the Gaza Strip.

Post date: Thu, 09/04/2015 - 1:03pm

Joshua Meyer and Melodie Yen are recipients of the 2015 Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) awards. The GRFP provides three years of financial support to science and engineering students early in their graduate careers.

Joshua's Research:

Joshua's research interests lie in bilingualism, psycholinguistics, and computational approaches to language. He is also interested in acoustic-phonetics and language description (especially of languages of the former... Read more

Post date: Wed, 01/04/2015 - 8:49am

Ryan Smith, Megan Figueroa, and Skye Anderson all applied for and won a full tuition scholarship to attend the 2015 Linguistic Society of America Institute, a $2000 value.

The Institute provides the opportunity to take courses from a wide variety of internationally renowned faculty on topics in their area of specialization, as well as allowing them to attend intensive workshops on cutting-edge topics, and allows students to network and exchange ideas with their peers at other... Read more

Post date: Wed, 01/04/2015 - 8:39am

The Department of Linguistics is excited for Dr. Robert Henderson to join the UofA!

Robert finished his PhD at UC Santa Cruz in 2012 before taking a postdoc at McGill University. He is coming to the University of Arizona from Wayne State University in Detroit, where he has been an assistant professor for two years. Robert's research is in formal semantics with a special focus on the indigenous languages of Mesoamerica (especially Mayan languages), languages on which he has done many... Read more

Post date: Fri, 27/03/2015 - 2:06pm

On March 16, 2015, Noam Chomsky met with the UA Department of Linguistics. Graduate students had one-on-one time with Noam to ask him about Linguistics.


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Post date: Wed, 18/03/2015 - 5:24pm

University of Arizona student Rolando Coto-Solano will represent the Department at the 2nd International Conference on Mesoamerican Linguistics, at California State University in Los Angeles on March 6-7th, 2015. This bilingual conference brings together researchers on language revitalization, phonology, morphology and historical linguistics working in the Mesoamerican linguistic area, and on linguistic families such as Uto-Aztecan, Mayan, Otomanguean and Arawak. Rolando will present on "The... Read more

Post date: Fri, 06/03/2015 - 2:03pm
Science City at the Tucson Festival of Books

The Department of Linguistics participated in the 2015 Festival of Books in Science City!

Some of the activities included:

Syntax board: learn about how the sentence the man... Read more

Post date: Mon, 23/02/2015 - 12:05pm