New interdisciplinary center explores the beginnings - of everything!

March 12, 2017

Professor and Chair of the Department of Linguistics, Andy Cowell , is one of the founders of the new Center for the Study of Origins , a destination for interdisciplinary origins studies. Professor Cowell was quoted in CU Boulder Today about a talk he gave connecting Polynesian and Arapaho origin...

Linguistics graduate student Pamela Wright works with deaf refugees

Feb. 24, 2017

Like spoken languages, sign languages differ greatly across the globe. Nonetheless, many deaf refugees are evaluated and declared to have no language ability and/or severe mental deficiencies simply because they cannot communicate in American Sign Language (ASL). Linguistics graduate student Pamela Wright is working to help these individuals communicate in...

CU Linguistics Holds International Interdisciplinary Beyond Time Workshop

Feb. 20, 2017

CU Linguistics Professor and ICS Fellow Laura Michaelis , together with European collaborators, are organizing a two-day international interdisciplinary workshop on temporal meaning in language, to be held April 7-8, 2017 in the Center for Community on the CU Boulder campus. This workshop is sponsored by ICS as well as...

China Global Seminar

Feb. 17, 2017

EXPLORING CHINA through ENGLISH TEACHING (5 weeks) Earn 6 credit hours Experience a rich cultural program Deadline to apply is MARCH 13! Connect with the Education Abroad Office! Center for Community (C4C) Room S355 Drop-in advising hours: 9-4:30 pm Mon-Fri - No appointment necessary 303.492.7741 Global Seminar Dates in...

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!