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Partee Awarded Benjamin Franklin Medal

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.

TESOL certificate to launch in spring 2020

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...

CSAAL hosts Summer Dialect Research Program

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...

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LSA Institute at UMass summer of 2023 + 50th Anniversary

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. We are also celebrating our department's 50th anniversary the weekend after the Institute ends - see the 50th anniversary website for more information. 

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