|Department of Linguistics|
|Institution:||University of Texas at Austin|
|Address:||University of Texas at Austin|
|Department of Linguistics, 1 University Station, B5100|
|Application Deadline:||January 5, 2008|
|Contact Person:||Richard Meier, Dr. , Chair|
|Other Program Specialties:||
Linguistics of Signed Languages
|Program Size:||Large (over 25 students)|
The University of Texas Department of Linguistics, founded in 1965, is committed to teaching and research in linguistics, the scientific study of human language. This comprises the study of form and meaning in languages of the world; the study of language as a biological and cognitive endowment of our species; and the study of language and society.
At the undergraduate level, we seek to bring linguistics to a wide range of students, emphasizing its connection with such diverse related areas as computer science, psychology, and philosophy; anthropology, education, and foreign languages. At the graduate level, we teach and offer research opportunities in phonology, syntax, and semantics, the basic core fields that study linguistic form and meaning, as well as in the broader fields that use and build on them, including sociolinguistics, neurolinguistics, computational linguistics, language acquisition, documentary/descriptive linguistics, and the linguistics of signed languages. Our signature as a department is significant strength in both the basic and the broader fields of linguistics: we take the view that work in the broad fields is based on a thorough grounding in the basic areas, and, in turn, that work in the basic areas is enhanced by building connections to the broader fields. We have recently expanded our offerings in computational linguistics; the documentation and description of the indigenous languages of Latin America; and signed languages including American Sign Language. Thus we are uniquely able to realize our vision of linguistics as a varied field that embraces many aspects of language.
|Available Financial Aid:||teaching and research assistantships; institutional fellowships|
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