About UCSC Linguistics

UCSC Linguistics offers undergraduate programs in Linguistics and Language Studies as well as graduate (MA and PhD) programs in theoretical and experimental linguistics. Our faculty has research specializations in phonetics, phonology, syntax, semantics, and psycholinguistics, and interests in a variety of languages. The department trains students for careers in teaching, research, and industry.

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The Linguistics at Santa Cruz (LASC) conference took place on March 18, 2017 at UCSC.  Link to past LASC conferences.

Linguistics Undergraduate Research Conference (LURC)
will take place on June 2, 2017. Link to past LURC conferences.

Linguists give poster presentations at the 12th Annual Graduate Research Symposium. Photo Gallery

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