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.


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  1. 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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    May 02 2014

  3. 3 Special Topics Courses Offered this Fall 2014

    March 26 2014

    Linguistics is offering 3 special topics course this fall term!

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