The department of linguistics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst ranks third worldwide, according to the QS World University Rankings by Subject.
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.
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.
The Linguistic Society of America has established a scholarship fund in honor and memory of Emmon Bach.
Congratulations to the 2018 Linguistics graduates! This mortar board was decorated by Astrid Esquilin Nieves.
June 28, 2018
On June 25, 2018 Chancellor Subbaswamy announced the appointment of John McCarthy as Provost and Senior Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs. Congratulations, John!...
April 12, 2018
Magda Oiry is one of twelve faculty campus-wide selected as a TIDE ambassador (Teaching for Inclusiveness, Diversity, & Equity). https://www.umass.edu/tefd/tide-ambassadors-program. The...
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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.Read More »