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  • Freeman Lecture 2017



    John Rickford (Stanford) will give this year's Freeman Lecture on February 17, 2017.

  • 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.

  • Linguistics students and NACLO



    The Linguistics Department will host an Open Round of the North American Computational Linguistics Olypmiad on January 26, 2017.

Linguists at Jackson Street School 'Science Night'

November 21, 2016

UMass Linguists participated in the Jackson Street School's annual 'Science Night'.  Their presentations and activities were very well received.  More information can be found here.

UMass at LSA

January 06, 2016

At the annual meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, January 7 - 10, Alice Harris will officially begin her term as the 92nd President of the LSA, Lisa Green will be inducted as a Fellow of ...

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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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