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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.

  • Hate Has No Home



    The Department of Linguistics strongly endorses the Chancellor's statement of August 15, 2017 on the recent events in Charlottesville. The full text can be read by clicking on the above title.

  • 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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Linguistic Society Establishes Emmon Bach Fellowship Fund

September 19, 2017

The Linguistic Society of America has established a new charitable fund in honor and memory of Emmon Bach, one of the founding faculty of the linguistics department at the University of Massachussetts Amherst.

Alice Harris Awarded $231,649 by NSF for Linguistics Study

August 17, 2017

A three-year, $231,649 research grant from the National Science Foundation will support a study by linguistics professor Alice Harris to analyze the processing and production differences among...

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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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