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CSAAL hosts Summer Dialect Research Program

August 20, 2019

The Center for the Study of African American Language recently hosted the Summer Dialect Research Project (SDRP), co-directed by Lisa Green (Linguistics) and Brendan O'Connor (Information and...

Position in Formal Syntax

August 19, 2019

The Department of Linguistics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for a tenure-track position in formal syntax at the assistant professor level, starting September 1,...

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Language Acquisition Research Center (LARC)

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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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