If you are a CU undergraduate or graduate student and seek professional opportunities teaching English learners either in the US or abroad, CU Linguistics can get you there. Senior Instructor of TESOL Theory and Practice Dr. Rai Farrelly, director of the current undergraduate certificate in TESOL, directs the undergraduate TESOL minor, the TESOL track and the graduate certificate in TESOL.
Training the Next Generation of Computational Linguists
CU Linguistics offers a MS in Computational Linguistics, Analytics, Search and Informatics (CLASIC), an interdisciplinary degree providing a solid foundation in computer science and linguistics, as well as coursework in data-driven linguistics, computational linguistics and information processing. Apply by December 15 (international) or January 15 (domestic). For questions contact director Professor Martha Palmer.
New directions for CU Linguistics
The faculty of language is unique to humans and the study of language is the study of our shared human heritage. Linguistics is the scientific study of human language, its structure and its diversity, how children learn it and how adults produce and understand it, how social practices shape and are shaped by it.
The Department of Linguistics at the University of Colorado Boulder is a major center of interdisciplinary research in cognitive-functional linguistics, computational linguistics, language documentation, psycholinguistics and experimental linguistics, and sociocultural linguistics. It offers a range of research programs targeting properties of spoken language. The Department's orientation is empirical: its approach to the structure and use of language confronts theory with first-hand observations. Analysis of video and audio data (typically conversational data), acoustic measurements of speech, computational modeling and statistical analysis, psycholinguistic experimentation and fieldwork in local communities and abroad all contribute to this enterprise.
The Department of Linguistics Strategic Plan provides more detailed information about who we are, what we do, and our vision for the future. We have already begun to implement our plan to enrich the undergraduate major experience, rolling out four new major tracks in Fall 2020. Build your own linguistic workspace.