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Robin Queen is the Department Chair and the Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Linguistics
Marcus looks into the realis/irrealis distinction in the Iquito language
Linguistics at Michigan
The long history of linguistics at the University of Michigan places us among the most prestigious programs in the country. We welcomed our first linguistics professor in 1893 and awarded the first Ph.D. in Linguistics to Florence G. Beall in 1933. The Linguistics Program was established in 1945 and later renamed the Department of Linguistics in 1963.
Linguistics at the University of Michigan is widely recognized for unusual synergies and interdisciplinarity driven by innovative theoretical, experimental, and field-based research. We have distinctive strengths in speech perception and articulatory phonetics; the syntax-semantics interface; and language contact, including pidgins and creoles and bilingualism.
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