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 February 20, 2017

Upcoming Department Talks, Spring 2017

Julie Legate (University of Pennsylvania)
March 3 @ 4:00
Title: "On Passives" (Abstract) - Location: Boylston Hall 105

Lisa Cheng (Leiden University, Holland)
March 10 @ 4:00
Title and location tba

Jonathan Bobaljik (University of Connecticut)
March 24 @ 4:00
Title and location tba

Hamida Demirdache (University of Nantes, France)
March 31 @ 4:00
Title and location tba

Susi Wurmbrand (University of Connecticut)
April 7 @ 4:00
Title and location tba

 Language Universals Workshop 

Marie Coppola (UConn) 
Words, language, communication, and interaction: Insights from child and adult homesign systems
Friday, February 24 (Rescheduled from Feb. 10) | 3:30pm | Boylston 105

 LingedIn

Zuzanna Fuchs
Predictive use of grammatical gender: What contribution can heritage speakers make?
Friday, February 24 | 12pm | Boylston 303

Cristina at AAFS 69

Cristina Aggazzotti presented and moderated a half-day workshop titled “Communication strategies to mitigate bias and strengthen scientific foundations in forensic science” at the 69th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences in New Orleans, Louisiana, February 13-18.

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