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This spring, the study of linguistics and philosophy will combine with film to form a unique class offered by the University of Arizona. As part of the course “Meaning in Language and Society (Ling/Phil 211)” students will watch movies that illustrate the linguistic, psychological and social aspects of meaning.

Community members can attend the screenings and join in the conversation for free.

The movies will be shown at the Integrated Learning Center (ILC) 130, on the UA campus... Read more

Post date: Wed, 19/12/2012 - 1:06pm

 Congratulations to Deniz Tat, Dissenter, PhD Program for being the recipient of this years ABOR Grant Award.

Great Job!

Post date: Sun, 21/10/2012 - 8:28pm

Natasha Warner, Professor of Linguistics, is the winner of this year's SBS Dean's Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching.

Post date: Tue, 29/05/2012 - 9:22am

In February 2012, Noam Chomsky delivered two talks at the University of Arizona. They can be viewed below or downloaded via iTunes here:

What is special about language?

Education for whom and for what?

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Post date: Thu, 29/03/2012 - 11:20am

Thomas G. Bever, Regents Professor and Professor of Linguistics, Psychology, Cognitive Science & Neuroscience, The University of Arizona.

Prof. Bever's teaching and research focuses on the foundations of Cognitive and Linguistic Universals. He ordinarily works with a large number of independent study undergraduates, graduate students and colleagues: he works with students in each of the four programs listed above. Bever's research areas include: sentence comprehension, cerebral... Read more

Post date: Tue, 06/03/2012 - 11:22am

Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky is an Institute Professor and a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he worked for more than 50 years. Chomsky, who according to The New York Times is “arguably the most important intellectual alive,” is credited with... Read more

Post date: Mon, 12/12/2011 - 11:48am

September, 2011: Natasha Warner was awarded an Earl Carroll Magellan Fellowship. Her work is on how humans communicate through the variability of conversational speech. In spontaneous, casual speech, many sounds are deleted: for example, "do you have time" can sound like "dyutem," "he was" can sound the same as "is," and "she'd be like" can sound like "shilleye." Still, even these very reduced pronunciations are completely intelligible when heard in context, and they allow speakers to convey... Read more

Post date: Tue, 04/10/2011 - 11:15am

Arizona Linguistics Circle: October 28 - 30, 2011:

 

Post date: Mon, 22/08/2011 - 12:49pm

May 2011: Simin Karimi, Professor in linguistics received the Colege of SBS Dean/Magellan Circle Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching.

Post date: Fri, 29/07/2011 - 12:00am

Bever is known as one of the founding fathers of cognitive science, a multidisciplinary field that investigates the nature of intellectual activity-perception, language, reasoning and the brain. He and members within the field conduct research to understand how the mind works and why it works the way it does.    

An unquenchable curiosity partnered with a diverse set of interests paved the road to a new field and some of the most innovative findings in the study of language and the... Read more

Post date: Mon, 20/06/2011 - 11:01am

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