Find Fall 2021 TA and Instructor Office Hours

Sept. 22, 2021

Linguistics virtual office now offer a complete list of Fall 2021 office hours for Linguistics teaching faculty: instructors, GPTIs and TAs.

2021 Linguistics Virtual Ceremony Now Available Online

May 5, 2021

We are proud of our new #foreverbuffs! The 2021 CU Linguistics virtual graduate recognition ceremony can be found at We regret some graduates chose not to personalize their slides, but all graduate names are part of the procession. In addition, we honor: Our 2021 BA, BA/MA, BAM, MA, CLASIC...

Rachel Weissler gives LingCircle talk on African American English

April 7, 2021

Rachel Weissler (University of Michigan) spoke about the influence of stereotypes on the cognitive processing of African American English, and their social implications. Wednesday, April 21, 2021 4:00-5:30pm (MT) Join via Zoom: (Passcode: BUFFS) Title: Cognition and Sociolinguistic Knowledge of African American English Abstract: This talk provides a window...

CU Linguistics will accept spring MA applications for Fall 2021 starts

Jan. 23, 2021

In consideration of COVID-era challenges we have all faced, CU Linguistics has decided to extend the deadline for Fall 2021 MA applications. Applicants intending to enter the MA program in Fall 2021 may submit applications through Monday, May 1, 2021. To submit an MA application at this time, please contact...

LingCircle Talk on Indigenous Methodologies in Linguistic Fieldwork

Nov. 19, 2020

The Department of Linguistics is pleased to announce the following LingCircle talk. We look forward to seeing you there! Wednesday, December 9th 4:00-5:30pm; please email Prof. Jeremy Calder for the Zoom link + Password Miriam Aguilar (Naso; Universidad de Panamá) Natalia Bermúdez (University of Chicago) Title: "Centering Indigenous Methodologies in...


Talking Politics: Anthropologists and Linguists Analyze the 2020 Election

Sept. 30, 2020

How is the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election affected by language and culture? Experience and learn how anthropologists and linguists decipher political messages, and examine the words, gestures, tone of voice, and unspoken meanings that implicitly affect who we vote for, and why. Talking Politics brings together anthropology and linguistics experts...


Queer and Trans Sociophonetics Webinar

Sept. 29, 2020

The sound of the queer voice has captured the intrigue of the popular and sociolinguistic imagination, spurring a wave of research investigating what makes someone “sound gay”. While much research has sought to uncover the phonetic markers of the (cisgender, White, male) “gay sounding” voice, only recently has a wave...

New Linguistics Tracks Enrolling for Fall 2020

May 24, 2020

In addition to the general Linguistics major, CU Linguistics now offers four specialized major tracks for undergraduates: Language and Cognition, Computational Linguistics, Sociocultural, Anthropological & Interactional Linguistics and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). These tracks will allow students to tailor their major coursework to their specific interest(s)...

Shalini Shankar to give talk on spelling bees and childhood in the new millennium

Feb. 17, 2020

We are pleased to announce an upcoming talk by Shalini Shankar (Northwestern University), co-sponsored by the CU Literacy Practicum, the Department of Linguistics, and the Department of Anthropology. Prof. Shankar will be discussing her new book, Beeline: What Spelling Bees Reveal about Generation Z’s New Path to Success (2019). Wednesday,...

Adina Williams gives computational linguistics talk on the association of nouns to gender classes

Feb. 14, 2020

Adina Williams (Facebook Artificial Intelligence Research / New York University) gave a computational linguistics talk to CU Linguistics on the association of nouns to gender classes. Wednesday, February 19th 4:00-5:30pm MUEN D430/D28 Title: "Is the association of nouns to gender classes truly arbitrary?" Abstract: Debate has long raged in linguistics...