UMass Linguistics was ranked #2 for the fifth year in a row in the QS 2022 world rankings, again beneath only MIT. As in 2021, number 3 this year went to the University of Cambridge (#3 went to the University of Edinburgh in 2020, to the University of Maryland in 2019 and to Harvard in 2018).
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.
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.
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...
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...
The LSA Institute will be held at UMass Amherst from June 19th to July 14th 2023. Courses will be taught in a wide range of areas of Linguistics by distinguished faculty from around the world. See the Institute website for more information.Read More »