CU Linguistics extends deadline for submission of Fall 2021 MA applications to May 2021

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 31, 2021. To submit an MA application at this time, please contact...

CU Linguistics accepting applications for assistant professor of Native American/Indigenous Linguistics

Nov. 23, 2020

The Department of Linguistics at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for the position of tenure-track Assistant Professor in Linguistics , appointment beginning August 2021. We seek a specialist in one or more Native American/Indigenous languages of North America who (a) combines this focus with research interests in a...

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...

Sebastian Schuster gives computational linguistics talk on utterance interpretation

Feb. 12, 2020

Sebastian Schuster (Stanford University) gave a computational linguistics talk on utterance interpretation to CU Linguistics. Monday, February 17th 4:00-5:30pm MUEN D430 Title: "Modeling Utterance Interpretation in Context" Abstract: In communication, listeners are usually able to rapidly infer a speaker's intended meaning, which is often more specific than the literal meaning...

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Games of Thrones Language Creator David. J. Peterson speaks at CU February 18

Jan. 24, 2020

On Tuesday, February 18, at 6pm, CU linguists assembled in the CASE auditorium for a talk by Game of Thrones Language Creator David J. Peterson. In addition to creating the Dothraki and High Valyrian languages for HBO’s medieval fantasy epic Game of Thrones , he has created languages for Syfy’s...