The 47th Annual Meeting of North East Linguistic Society (NELS 47) will be hosted at the University of Massachusetts Amherst from October 14-16, 2016.
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.
The Linguistics Department will host an Open Round of the North American Computational Linguistics Olypmiad on January 26, 2017.
May 02, 2016
Astrid Esquilin Nieves (Linguistics & French, 2018) was featured in an interview for the UMass Amherst website. The video can be seen here.
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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