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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Week of November 16, 2015

SNEWS @ Harvard

Saturday, November 21 | Boylston Hall, Harvard Yard

This year's Southern New England Workshop in Semantics (SNEWS) is taking place at Harvard this Saturday, November 21. For more information, please check the workshop program.

Welcome, Class of 2018!

The Department is delighted to welcome the following Class of '18 members as the new concentrators in Linguistics: 

  • Anna Alsop
  • Timothy Doner
  • Maya Grimes
  • Jennifer Hu
  • Ryan Lawton
  • Beckett Mullen
  • Jerry Nelluvelil
  • Brian Rolincik
  • Rachel Silverstein


Upcoming Events

Dec 11

Final Exams

Dec 11 (All day) to Dec 21 (All day)