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UM Linguistics Connects to High School Students in Maryland

Class uses New York Times video about Light Walpiri, a language discovered by UM Associate Professor Carmel O’Shannessy, to learn about Sociolinguistics

A Festschrift for UM Emeritus Professor Robbins Burling Published

"Language and Culture in Northeast India and Beyond: In Honor of Robbins Burling," compiled with love and admiration by those whose lives he has impacted

Linguistics at Michigan

Linguistics at the University of Michigan has unusual synergies tied to exploring and modeling fundamental aspects of linguistic knowledge and integrating that knowledge with diverse approaches to linguistic study, particularly as linked to the study of language as a cognitive endowment and process and the study of language as a central component of human cultures, social action, and perception.

We have particular strengths in areas of language contact, including pidgins and creoles and bilingualism; the relation between phonetics and phonology; and the syntax-semantics interface.

We invite you to explore our website to find out more about us. Please contact us if you need any additional information.

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We strive to support our students and faculty on the front lines of learning and research; to steward our planet, our community, our campus. To do this, Department of Linguistics needs you—because the world needs Victors.