Welcome to Linguistics

Language is an important part of what makes us human -- it allows us to express the complexities of evolution and beauty and astrophysics with ease. How is it acquired in infancy, or learned as a second language, or how can it be processed by computers? To answer these and other important questions, linguists study the formal properties of language, how it evolves, and how it is used in social situations. More...







Upcoming Events

October 13, 2016 | 12:30-1:30 pm | RCB 7402

Colloquia featuring Manfred Stede, Universität Potsdam

Argument mining: Manual and automatic annotation of short user-generated texts

November 2, 2016 | 12:30-1:30 pm | RCB 6152

Colloquia featuring Tony Navaro (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro) and Marta Scherre (Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo and Universidade de Brasília)

November 3 - 6 | SFU Vancouver Campus at Harbour Centre

New Ways of Analyzing Variation (NWAV) 45 Conference, co-hosted by Simon Fraser University and the University of Victoria. More...

December 8, 2016 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm | RCB 6152

Poster Session featuring work by Linguistics graduate and undergraduate students.

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