About UCSC Linguistics

The Department of Linguistics at UC Santa Cruz is known for marrying careful, detailed empirical examination of particular languages with rigorous theoretical analysis to advance the understanding of human linguistic ability. The department has strengths in morphology, phonetics, phonology, pragmatics, psycholinguistics, semantics, and syntax, training its students in a range of computational, experimental, and fieldwork methodologies. It offers two undergraduate majors, in linguistics and language studies, as well as graduate programs (MA and PhD) in theoretical and experimental linguistics, preparing students for careers in research, teaching, and industry.

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Linguistics Conferences

The Linguistics at Santa Cruz (LASC) conference will take place on March 10, 2018 at UCSC.  Link to past LASC conferences.

Linguistics Undergraduate Research Conference (LURC)
will take place on June 8, 2018. Link to past LURC conferences.

Linguist Karen Duek gives poster presentation at the 13th Annual Graduate Research Symposium. Photo Gallery

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