Welcome to the Harvard Department of Linguistics

The Department of Linguistics is home to one of the oldest and most distinguished linguistics programs in the United States. The Department emphasizes the inseparability of theoretical and empirical work, and the interrelatedness of diachronic and synchronic approaches to the study of language. Much of the strength of Linguistics at Harvard derives from the unique range and depth of the University's offerings in related disciplines, especially ancient and modern languages, and the growing Mind/Brain/Behavior Initiative.

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Spell-Out Blog

Week of October 20, 2014

Polinsky Lab Meeting 

Iris Berent (Northeastern University)
The phonological mind
Wednesday, October 22 | 5:15pm | 2 Arrow Street (4th floor conference room)

Linguistics Circle Workshop 

Howard Lasnik (University of Maryland)
Family of Questions: Nuclear or Extended?
Friday, October 24 | 4:30pm | Boylston 104

HGSL Photo Contest

HGSL (Harvard Graduate Students in Linguistics, the graduate student organization of the department) is delighted to announce a photo contest in the Department of Linguistics. Open to undergraduate concentrators, graduate students, visitors, faculty and staff of the Department of Linguistics, this year's contest features the theme of "Summer 2014: Where did the summer take you?". Two winning pictures will be printed as posters, framed and displayed in the department. For detailed submission instructions, please see the Facebook announcement.

Linguistics Department Fall Open House

The Linguistics Department Fall Open House for prospective concentrators will take place on Tuesday, November 4 from 5:15 to 7:00pm (Please note the change of date). Please check the poster for more information.

Assistant Professor Position Announcement

For more information, please visit the academic positions website.

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