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 May 4

Professor Ryan named Cabot Fellow

Professor Kevin Ryan was named a Walter Channing Cabot Fellow for the 2019-20 academic year. Cabot fellowships are given annually to a select few FAS faculty in recognition of their achievements and scholarly eminence in the fields of "literature, history or art, as such terms may be liberally interpreted." This award reflects his outstanding contributions to the field, including the publication of...

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