About UCSC Linguistics

PhD student Clara Sherley-Appel

The internationally prominent Department of Linguistics at UCSC 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, morphology, syntax, semantics, and psycholinguistics. Our work is theoretical as well as experimental (the department has three experimental labs), and many of our faculty specialize in particular languages, including Chamorro (Austronesian), German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Irish, Japanese, Mayan (Tsotsil, Kaqchikel, and Uspanteko), Northern Paiute, Persian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Turkish, and Zapotec.

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