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

Linguistics Undergraduate Research Conference (LURC)
took place on May 31, 2019. Link to past LURC conferences.

Linguistics at Santa Cruz (LASC) conference took place on March 9, 2019.  Link to past LASC conferences.

Semantics-Pragmatics Conference took place on October 27, 2018.

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