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The Department of Linguistics at the University of Alberta is a major centre, both nationally and internationally, for graduate education and research in the empirical study of human language.

Our faculty and graduate students are actively involved in a wide range of data-driven linguistic research with a strong focus on the empirical study of language through observation, fieldwork, and experimentation. We are also home to several major research grants in the areas of language acquisition, psycholinguistics, phonetics, phonology, field linguistics, corpus linguistics, and language revitalization.


  1. ACOL conference

    November 01

    09:00 - 05:20 PM

    ETLC E1-001

  2. Linguistics Help Desk

    November 03

    03:30 - 04:30 PM

    ASH 4-70

  3. Linguistics Help Desk

    November 04

    03:30 - 04:30 PM

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  1. Insight Grant Award Winners

    October 31 2014

    Two Department of Linguistic Faculty awarded SSHRC Insight Grants

  2. Department of Linguistics Research awarded SSHRC Partnership Development Grant

    October 29 2014

    SSHRC is the federal research funding agency that promotes and supports postsecondary-based research and training in the humanities and social sciences

  3. Distinguished Visitor: Raymond W. Gibbs

    August 20 2014

    The Department of Linguistics is pleased to welcome Raymond W. Gibbs, Professor of Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz, as a Distinguished Visitor to the University of Alberta, September 8 - 15, 2014. Professor Gibbs will give three presentations, including a Town & Gown event open to the general public.

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