Linguists put language under the microscope in order to study aspects of this uniquely human ability. We explore the structure of language, how language is represented and processed in the mind, how language is acquired by children and adults, and how it is used in context—all with the goal of understanding the human mind.
In the Department of Linguistics at the University of Utah, our faculty specialize in theoretical syntax and semantics, phonology, and second language phonology. Our faculty also have interests in historical linguistics, psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, and second language pedagogy. We offer undergraduate, MA, and PhD degrees, as well as a TESOL certificate.
Undergraduate student Luke Tuttle will be interning at Ohio State University this summer conducting research on language acquisition and language comprehension.
Karen Marsh Schaeffer and Melissa Mendelson were selected to facilitate the 2017 pre-departure orientation workshop for U.S. Fulbright English teaching assistants headed to Europe/Eurasia.
Take a break from studying and join us in LNCO 2110 on April 20th from 3-5pm!
Four undergraduate Linguistics students presented at the annual Undergraduate Research Symposium. Eve Olson was awarded the 2017 College of Humanities Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher award! Congratulations!
Congratulations to Tyler Laws who was awarded the Hagander Book Award!
Congratulations to Cate Showalter for passing her Dissertation Proposal Defense!
Sarah has just accepted a tenure-track position as an assistant professor of English language learner education in the School of Teacher Education and Leadership at Utah State University, Logan, Utah.
Congratulations to Josephine Holubkov for qualifying for the North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad (NACLO) invitational round!
Eve Olson is a graduating senior getting her degrees in Honors Linguistics and Middle East Studies.
The Department of Linguistics presents a PhD Dissertation Defense by Jin Bi. Bilingualism and Cognitive Control: A Comparison of Sequential and Simultaneous Bilinguals.