|Department of Linguistics|
|Institution:||University of Colorado at Boulder|
|Address:||Department of Linguistics 295UCB|
|University of Colorado|
|Contact Person:||Dr. Zygmunt Frajzyngier, Dr. , Chair|
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|Program Size:||Large (over 25 students)|
The Linguistics Department at the University of Colorado at Boulder is a major center of interdisciplinary research in cognitive-functional linguistics. It offers a wide range of research programs which jointly target properties of spoken language. The orientation of the department is empirical: our approach to the structure and use of language confronts theory with first-hand observations. Analysis of video- and audio-taped interactions, acoustic measurements of speech, computer analysis of written and spoken texts, psycholinguistic experimentation, and field work abroad and in local communities all contribute to this enterprise.
The Department's emphasis on spoken language is reflected in its strong programs of research on endangered and understudied languages, including Chadic languages and indigenous languages of the Plains and Southwest. The Department houses the Center for the Study of Indigenous Languages of the West, which supports student research projects, language documentation efforts and language revitalization programs in Native communities.
|Available Financial Aid:||Teaching, research, and grading assistantships are generally available to graduate students. All other students should apply through FAFSA.|
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