CU Linguistics offers Summer 2022 courses

April 7, 2022

Join us this summer to take an elective or fulfill a requirement for the major or minor. All courses are remote or online!

Megan Figueroa

Megan Figueroa to give Graduate Capstone Lecture on the 'Word Gap'

April 4, 2022

Dr. Megan Figueroa (U AZ) was scheduled i to give the Spring 2022 Linguistics Graduate Capstone lecture, "What does the “Word Gap” Get Wrong About Language? Almost Everything." The tak was postponed and we hope Dr. Figueroa will come to CU in Fall 2023 for what promises to be an...


Shalini Shankar gives talk on global intersections of language, caste and race revealed in study of Gen Z at the spelling bee

March 21, 2022

On Wednesday, April 6, 4:00-6:00 pm , Dr. Shalini Shankar from Northwestern University will be joining us at CU Boulder to present her work on language and race in the American Spelling Bee. Her lecture will take place in the Center for British and Irish Studies Room on the 5th...

Zion Mengesha

Zion Mengesha gives Undergraduate Distinguished Lecture on AI and African-American Language

March 8, 2022

On Tuesday, March 29, Zion Mengesha , Google speech scientist and Stanford University PhD candidate in Linguistics, will give this year's Undergraduate Distinguished Lecture, " Bridging the Gap Between Sociolinguistics and AI ". Based on work she has done in collaboration with Google, Mengesha will make the case that automated...

Find Spring 2022 TA and Instructor Office Hours

Sept. 22, 2021

Linguistics virtual office now offers a complete list of Spring 2022 office hours for Linguistics teaching faculty: instructors and TAs.

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: https://cuboulder.zoom.us/j/97785283875 (Passcode: BUFFS) Title: Cognition and Sociolinguistic Knowledge of African American English Abstract: This talk provides a window...

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)...