The Department of Linguistics at UBC is an active center of research and teaching. We are well known for our work on First Nations languages, African languages, experimental linguistics (production, perception and first language acquisition), and linguistic theory (syntax, semantics, phonology, and phonetics). The department offers undergraduate and graduate programs leading to the B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees. For more information about the department and the field of linguistics, go to the about page.
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2013 Summer Institute
Living Our Indigenous Languages
July 2-August 2 | UBC Vancouver Campus
Please join in for a summer institute that will bring together a diverse community of people who are interested in reclaiming and revitalizing Indigenous languages, many of which are endangered.
Indigenous and non-Indigenous students, faculty, staff, language advocates, community members, policy-makers, educators, practitioners, and scholars will be in attendance.
You are invited to enroll in all 4 courses (12 credits in 5 weeks), or in individual courses ranging from one to three we
The UBC Linguistics Department is delighted to extend a warm welcome to Stefan Dollinger, who has been an excellent colleague in the Department of English for several years and is now additionally an associate member of the Department of Linguistics.
Saturday, March 23rd, was UBC's Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Conference (aka MURC). Linguistics was well represented with five presentations: Graham Haber, David Haist, Jamie Russell, Michael Schwan, and Sophie Walters. All five students are under the supervision of Dr. Molly Babel. Special congratulations are due to Michael Schwan, who won third place in the poster competition for his work on Gitxsan, which is a part of the linguistics department's Gitxsan Research Group, led by [Dr.
Wondering what life is like as a graduate student in UBC Linguistics? Check out the video on the prospective students' page to find out!
We're delighted to share this interview with Michael Schwan ('13) and Clarissa Forbes ('12), based on their work with Gitxsan documentation, analysis, and revitalization. Great job!