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  • UMass Linguistics Ranks Third in World



    The department of linguistics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst ranks third worldwide, according to the QS World University Rankings by Subject.

  • Statement on Immigration and Travel Ban



    We stand together with our Chancellor and with the Linguistic Society of America in affirming our commitment to the welfare of all of our students and colleagues, regardless of their religion or country of origin. Restricting visas based on religion or country of origin undermines intellectual freedom and violates the most fundamental American values.

  • Linguistics at UMass Amherst



    We are internationally recognized as a major center for work in theoretical, experimental, and field linguistics. Our top-ranked doctoral program focuses on educating a small number of Ph.D. students as high-quality researchers and teachers.

  • LSA Establishes Emmon Bach Fellowship Fund



    The Linguistic Society of America has established a scholarship fund in honor and memory of Emmon Bach.

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Undergrad research

March 30, 2017

The Linguistics Department is extremely proud of the fact that a number of our students are presenting work at major workshops and conferences:...

UMass Linguistics Ranks Third in the World, According to QS World University Rankings

March 27, 2017

The department of linguistics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst ranks third worldwide, according to the QS World University Rankings by Subject for 2017, which were released March 8....

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What is Linguistics?

Linguistics is the systematic study of human language. 

Linguists are interested in language for its own sake, as a complex product of the human mind. They are also interested in how language develops in children, how it changes over time, and how it is used in human society.

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