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Partee Awarded Benjamin Franklin Medal

January 27, 2020

Distinguished University Professor of Linguistics and Philosophy Emerita Barbara Partee has been awarded the 2020 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Computer and Cognitive Science for her "foundational contributions that synthesize insights from linguistics, philosophy, logic, and psychology to understand how words and sentences combine to express meaning in human language," by the Franklin Institute.

TESOL certificate to launch in spring 2020

October 22, 2019

The Linguistics Department, in collaboration with the ESL Program and the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures now offers a 15-credit Certificate in Teaching English as a Second or...

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...

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Linguistics News



Colloquium with Byron Ahn, Princeton University

Integrative Learning Center (ILC), Room S211
3:30 pm


Talk with Katie Franich, Harvard University

Integrative Learning Center (ILC), Room N400
3:30 pm


Colloquium with Valentine Hacquard, University of Maryland

Integrative Learning Center (ILC), S211
3:30 pm


Colloquium with Michael Wagner, McGill University

Integrative Learning Center (ILC), Room S211
3:30 pm

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50th Anniversary Campaign

50th Anniversary Campaign

In connection with our department’s 50th Anniversary we are launching a 50th Anniversary campaign for the future of the department. To contribute, please go to this page: https://www.umass.edu/linguistics/give-linguistics. On that page, you the Endowment fund that we are targeting with this campaign (though donations directed in other ways are welcome!). The photo is of Don Freeman, the founder of the department, in his office in 1972.