The Computational Linguistics track focuses on the role of linguistics in Human Language Technology. Using Python as a programming language, students explore basic techniques for extracting and analyzing structure and meaning from a diverse set of languages.
The Language and Cognition track explores the relationship between language and mind. Students will learn about the meanings and functions of language, the ways in which language is produced and comprehended, how it is acquired by learners, and the relationship between language and thought in different cultures.
The Sociocultural, Anthropological and Interactional Linguistics (SAIL) track focuses on the role of language in social life. Students in the SAIL track will be introduced to a variety of theories and methods for analyzing language in diverse sociocultural, anthropological, and interactional contexts.