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Position in Psycholinguistics

October 03, 2018

The Linguistics Department of the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for an Associate Professor tenure-track position in Psycholinguistics, starting September 1, 2019. We seek...

Barbara Partee to be awarded British Academy medal

September 19, 2018

Barbara Partee will be awarded the Neil and Saras Smith Medal on September 24th in a ceremony in London. She will be the fifth recipient of this prestigious recognition of “lifetime achievement in...

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Events

Oct
19-19

Sound Systems of Latin America (SSoLA) III

Skinner 012
8:00 am to 5:15 pm

Nov
16-16

Colloquium with Jonathan Bobaljik

ILC, N400
3:30 pm to 5:30 pm

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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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