Does this headline make you laugh?
The headline pictured is funny - and it's funny because of syntactic structure, the grammar or register of headlines, and the way humans process language. If you enjoy this type of humour, you will be interested in LING 282WQ - a new Linguistics course offered in Spring 2017! learn more →
Considering a career in speech-language pathology?
If you are considering a career in speech-language pathology, the Certificate in the Linguistics of Speech Science is a great start! learn more →
NWAV 45 Conference - Dr. Ignace, keynote speaker
NWAV - New Ways of Analyzing Variation - 45 conference, co-hosted by Simon Fraser University and the University of Victoria, November 3 - 6 2016 at SFU Vancouver at Harbour Centre. Dr. Marianne Ignace will speak on "Why First Nations Languages Matter and What is at Stake." learn more →
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...
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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