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About the Department of Linguistics:

Founded in the mid-1930's, the Department of Linguistics at the University of Chicago is the oldest linguistics department in the United States.

We are theory-oriented with a deep empirical interest in languages. One of the outstanding characteristics of this department is our commitment to a wide range of approaches to the study of language. Interdisciplinary, interdepartmental study is encouraged, and students regularly work with faculty in several other departments.

Graduate students are expected to become active researchers as soon as possible after their arrival here. Many students come with strong undergraduate training in linguistics, or with a Master's degree; others come with strong training in fields such as philosophy, mathematics, or a particular language or language group.

The faculty are involved in synchronic and diachronic research on languages from around the world. These varied interests are reflected in the range of topics of the dissertations that have been written in the Department.

 

News:

Congratulations to Katie Franich who has accepted a tenure-track assistant professor position in the Department of Linguistics and Cognitive Science at the University of Delaware! She will be joining them this coming Fall.

Congratulations to Emily Hanink who has just accepted a position as postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Linguistics and English Language at the University of Manchester!

Lenore Grenoble has been awarded a Guggenheim fellowship for the project, Living the Good Life? Language Vitality, Urbanization, and Well-Being in the Arctic. Congratulations, Lenore!

https://www.gf.org/fellows/all-fellows/lenore-a-grenoble/

 


Position Search: Syntax: Postdoctoral Scholar (Converts to Assistant Professor)

The Department of Linguistics at the University of Chicago is seeking to hire a scholar in syntax. We are looking for a candidate whose primary research and teaching will bring to our Department an intellectual perspective and set of tools that enhance (and potentially complement) our existing strengths in syntactic theory and related fields such as morphology, semantics, psycholinguistics, and linguistic fieldwork and documentation.

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Application Deadline: 03-Jun-2018