Ph.D. Program Director: John Bailyn
The Ph.D. program is designed to prepare students for advanced research in all branches of theoretical linguistics including syntax, semantics, morphology, phonology, phonetics and first and second language acquisition as well as experimental and computational approaches to these areas. Core research training in these areas is enriched through a wide range of collaborative activities with each other and with students and faculty in other departments, including Psychology, Music, Computer Science, Philosophy, and the Institute for Advanced Computational Science (IACS). There’s a lot going on here!
The department hosts weekly Brown Bags and Colloquia, an annual Linguistics Lecture Series (emphasizing connections to other disciplines), a Romance Linguistics Lecture Series, and often hosts major international conferences and events such as the meetings of the Northeast Linguistics Society (NELS), Formal Approaches to Slavic Linguistics (FASL), the Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association (AFLA), and the Morris Symposia on Language and Communication. The department is known for its collegial and vibrant atmosphere with many formal and informal events and activities supplementing its intellectual life.
Please note: The deadline for PhD admissions is January 15.