New Certificate Program in TESOL

Jan. 19, 2017

The Department of Linguistics is pleased to announce the launch of a new Certificate Program in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). For details about the program, visit the website here . Please contact with any questions.

Pushing Boundaries: Saving the Arapaho language from the brink of extinction

Jan. 11, 2017

Professor and Chair Andy Cowell, and graduate student Irina Wagner, were recently interviewed for an article in "CU Boulder Today" about their work with the Arapaho Language Project. Read the article here: . For more information about the Arapaho Language Project, visit:

The Department honors the career of Professor David Rood

Dec. 12, 2016

Faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students gathered in early December to honor the career of Professor David Rood , who is retiring this year after having been a member of the Department since 1967. Prof. Rood's primary research has been the documentation of two endangered Native American languages, Wichita (Caddoan...

Professor Kira Hall and colleagues analyze Donald Trump's gestures

Oct. 26, 2016

Professor Kira Hall (CU-Boulder Linguistics), Professor Donna M. Goldstein (CU-Boulder Anthropology), and Matthew Bruce Ingram (Ph.D. student, UT-Austin) recently published an article titled “The Hands of Donald Trump: Entertainment, gesture, spectacle,” in the October issue of HAU Journal of Ethnographic Theory. Their findings were also highlighted in Colorado Arts and...

New Master's Degree in Computational Linguistics, Analytics, Search and Informatics available

Oct. 26, 2016

The Department of Linguistics is pleased to announce a new Master’s Degree program in Computati onal Linguistics, Analytics, Search and Informatics (CLASIC) . This interdisciplinary MS degree provides a solid foundation in both computer science and linguistics, as well as incorporates several courses focused on data-driven linguistics, computational linguistics and...

Fall 2016 Linguistics newsletter available

Oct. 26, 2016

The Linguistics Fall 2016 Newsletter is now available! Check it out for faculty updates, new degree options, words from the chair, and more!

Summer 2017 Global Seminar in Chengdu, China available

Oct. 18, 2016

Spend five weeks in Chengdu, exploring Chinese culture through English teaching! You’ll have the opportunity to participate in field-based learning by visiting local classrooms and connecting with English language learners and teachers. Additional seminars in Tai Chi, Calligraphy, and Chinese language will deepen your understanding of Chinese culture. LING 3800...

Linguistic Society of America issues press release for research by Professor Chase Raymond

Sept. 21, 2016

The Linguistic Society of America has issued a press release for a recent piece of research by Professor Chase Raymond. The statement can be found below and at: . The Versatility of Pronouns and Shifting Identity (Washington, DC) – A new scientific study reveals the fascinating ways in which...

Zygmunt Frajzyngier creates lexical data base for Hdi

Aug. 26, 2016

Zygmunt Frajzyngier, together with our recent graduate Megan S. Schwabauer, and with Erin Shay in Boulder, Roger Prafé in Cameroon, Henry Tourneux in France, and the late Paul Eguchi, have made a lexical data base for Hdi, a Central Chadic language. It is available to all interested parties via Lexus...

CU LING doctoral graduate Vicky Lai joins University of Arizona faculty

July 18, 2016

CU Linguistics alumna Dr. Vicky T. Lai will join the faculty of the University of Arizona in Fall 2016 as an Assistant Professor of Psychology and the Cognitive Science. Dr. Lai received the joint PhD in Linguistics and Cognitive Science at CU in 2009, writing her thesis, "Understanding Metaphorical Expressions:...