Events

Jessica Love-Nichols - University of California, Santa Barbara
  1. May 21, 2019 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Robin Melnick - Pomona College
  1. May 2, 2019 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Soteria (Roula) Svorou - San José State University
  1. April 18, 2019 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Erin Debenport - UCLA Department of Anthropology
 
  1. April 4, 2019 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Victoria Melgarejo, 2018 recipient of the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research, with Linguistics faculty
Tascam in Taiwan
Tequio Skills Group
Atayal patterns
Kanakanavu Song

Welcome to UCSB Linguistics

The Department of Linguistics at the University of California, Santa Barbara stands at the forefront of several converging trends in the field of linguistics, thanks to a series of key decisions made when the department was founded in 1989. UCSB Linguistics was created to realize a vision of linguistics as a field that would seek explanations for language as a fundamental human activity, through an understanding of how languages are used by their speakers. From the beginning, the department committed itself to maintaining a sharp focus on the theoretical and methodological tools that would be needed to realize this vision, and to developing a broad empirical base for the work via a typologically diverse sampling of the world’s languages. As more and more researchers across all fields of linguistics are seeking well-motivated explanations and firmly grounded empirical evidence for claims about the nature of language, UCSB’s longstanding leadership in this enterprise puts the department at the cutting edge of linguistic scholarship, developing ideas and methods that are critical for moving the field of linguistics into a new era.

News

The UCSB Department of Linguistics is delighted to announce the hire of Simon Todd, a specialist in computational linguistics, psycholinguistics, and corpus linguistics, as our newest assistant professor

Linguistics colloquium schedule

It is with great sadness that the Department of Linguistics at the University of California, Santa Barbara, announces the passing of our dear friend and colleague Professor Wallace (Wally) Chafe, at the age of 91, on February 3, 2019.

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Tel: 805-893-7488
Fax: 805-893-7492
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Department of Linguistics
South Hall 3432
University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, California 93106-3100
USA