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.
Linguistics students, please see the undergraduate announcements page for news and updates from your undergraduate advisors.
For general news and announcements from the department, please scroll down.
Congratulations to Molly Babel and her UC-Santa Cruz colleague, Grant McGuire, on their recently published article, Towards a More Nuanced View of Vocal Attractiveness, which has aroused a flurry of media attention!
We're excited to announce that Semantics of Under-Represented Languages in the Americas (SULA) 8 will be held at the University of British Columbia, 16-18 May 2014. For more information about the conference, please click here!
In 2012, UBC’s Department of Linguistics launched its Language of the Year initiative, an ambitious program designed to promote the study and revitalization of endangered languages by supporting and disseminating research on a single endangered language.
Congratulations to all those graduating on November 28th in Linguistics, Speech Sciences, First Nations Languages & Linguistics, and Cognitive Systems! Special congrats to Allie Entwhistle, graduating with Honours in Linguistics and presenting the graduation address.
We are delighted to announce that our own Martina Wiltschko will be teaching a course on "The composition of pronouns: Lessons for modelling the form meaning association" at the Spring School that follows the Generative Linguistics in the Old World (GLOW) conference in Brussels, Belgium.
GLOW 37 will take place on April 2-5, 2014 in Brussels.
Linguistic Association of Canada and the United States (LACUS) Annual Meeting @ UBC; Details TBA
Aug 6th to 9th, 2014 - Read More...