N408 Integrative Learning Center
Graduate Linguistics Student Association
Department of Linguistics
N408 Integrative Learning Center
University of Massachusetts
650 North Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA 01003-1100
phone: (413) 545-0885
fax: (413) 545-2792
Chair of Department
Office Manager and Assistant to the Chair
Departmental Secretary and Graduate Program Secretary
General questions about enrollment, declaring a Linguistics major, and graduate admission materials go to Michelle McBride.
Graduate Admission Director
Graduate Program Director
|List Name||List Description|
|ling-acquisition||Faculty, students and visitors interested in language acquisition.|
|ling-colloq||People interested in department events (includes ling-dept).|
|ling-dept||Includes ling-grad (current grad students), ling-ugrad (ling majors), ling-fac (current and retired faculty), ling-adjunct (adjunct and allied faculty), ling-visitor. New students, visitors, and faculty are automatically added to this list. To change your email address, contact Tom Maxfield|
|ling-fieldwork||Faculty, students and visitors interested in fieldwork.|
|ling-grad||Current graduate students.|
|ling-phonology||Faculty, students and visitors interested in phonology.|
|ling-prosody||Faculty, students and visitors interested in prosody.|
|ling-psych||Faculty, students and visitors interested in psycholinguistics.|
|ling-semantics||Faculty, students and visitors interested in semantics.|
|ling-syntax||Faculty, students and visitors interested in syntax.|
|ling-ugrad||Linguistics majors and minors (undergraduates).|
|ling-visitor||Current visiting scholars.|
To subscribe to one of these lists, click on its name above, and you will send an email request. When you get a confirmation e-mail, reply to it (don’t use the link). . For help with these lists, please contact Tom Maxfield.
The Linguistics Department is located on the fourth floor of the Integrative Learning Center (ILC). The official address of the ILC is 650 North Pleasant Street, in Amherst, Mass.
To find the ILC on campus, simply look for the large modern building directly next to the Lincoln Campus Center and the pond. You can also find it directly behind the Student Union.
Prospective undergraduate students are welcome to visit the department. It's best to visit the department during the Fall or Spring semesters in order to meet with faculty and visit classes. See the Academic Calendar for important semester dates. It's also a good idea to check our events calendar as well as the University's so you can attend lectures or other events of interest.
To set up a visit, please contact Kyle Johnson, Undergraduate Liaison.
APPLYING TO BE A VISITING RESEARCH SCHOLAR
We are pleased to welcome visiting scholars to spend time in our department, subject to the limitations of our resources. A letter of application is required. In the letter, you should describe your interests and plans, particularly the faculty member(s) you would like to be working with or whose classes you would like to attend. With your letter, please also include a curriculum vitae and a sample paper or publication. Please also ask two scholars who know you well to send letters of recommendation. Be sure to mention any previous contact with one of our faculty in your application letter. If we are able to accept your application and invite you to spend time here, you should know that our resources are limited. We will provide you with a shared office space. The University will provide you with a computer account which you can use for email. If you need reliable access to a computer for writing or research, you probably would have to make plans to bring one or buy it here. You would, of course, be welcome to attend any classes, seminars, or colloquia during your stay. You will also have full use of the University library, and it is usually possible to obtain a small study space in the library. Visiting scholar applications should be sent by post to the following address: Joe Pater, Chair Department of Linguistics University of Massachusetts 650 North Pleasant Street N412 Integrative Learning Center Amherst, MA 01003 USA Questions about becoming a visiting scholar can be directed to the assistant to the chair, Tom Maxfield.
INFORMATION FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AND SCHOLARS
The International Programs Office of the University can assist those of you who are international students with many questions regarding your move to the United States. They can help you decide what visa is the best option for you (J or F), and they can inform you about the visa application procedure--what documents to have ready as well as what to say and what not to say at a visa interview. They can answer questions about visas for your family. If you have children they will be able to answer all your questions about your children's rights to attend schools. They can also put you in e-mail contact with other students from your native country. Visiting scholars who plan to spend more than three months in the United States should apply for a J visa. Shorter visits can be accommodated on a tourist visa or visa waiver. Questions about becoming a visiting scholar, including questions about the J-1 visa application process, can be directed to the Tom Maxfield, the Office Manager.