Department of Linguistics

NEWS

More News

Upcoming Events

ALL EVENTS

Wednesdays@NICO: TBA
October 1, 2014 • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

WEDNESDAYS@NICO: TBA
October 8, 2014 • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

WEDNESDAYS@NICO: TBA
October 22, 2014 • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

WEDNESDAYS@NICO: TBA
October 29, 2014 • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Why Linguistics? First-Year Focus

Welcome first-years! Interested in majoring in Linguistics? Please read on!

a guy a girl another girl another girl

Faculty Search

Alexis Wellwood has accepted the offer of a faculty position and will be joining the Department of Linguistics as Assistant Professor in academic year 2014-2015.

About

The Northwestern Linguistics Department was founded in 1965 through the efforts of an interdisciplinary committee that included representatives of African Studies, Anthropology, German, Industrial Engineering, Psychology, and Spanish. Since its inception, it has emphasized an integrated approach to both cognitive and social aspects of language. Likewise, it has a long tradition of integrating formal analysis with innovative empirical investigations. The department now offers an undergraduate major, an M.A. degree, and a Ph.D. degree. Its distinctive strengths include laboratory phonology, semantics, and pragmatics. Active cooperation with many other departments provides students with a broad range of interdisciplinary opportunities in speech science, cognitive science, and complex systems.

Recent Photos


Linguistics graduate students Julie Matsubara and Jeremy Needle are talking to undergrads at Major-Minor Fair, September 19, 2013


Undergrads, grads, faculty and staff at back-to-school undergratuate mixer on 10/05/2012


Group of students in Spoken English for Non-Native Speakers course


Running subject experiments in the Recording Studio at Speech Perception Laboratory.


Graduate Students Lunch Colloquium


Tutoring session at the English Language Program


At the Faculty Meeting


Linguistics Labs; Swift Hall and Cresap Laboratory


Speech Perception Laboratory and Recording Studio


Meaning and Syntax Laboratory


Eye Tracking Experiment


Linguistics is sweet


In class with Ann Bradlow and undergraduate students


Major/Minor Fair. Graduate student Jeremy Needle explains to undergraduate student what linguistics is.


Undergrads Mixer October 18th