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University of Connecticut College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Linguistics

Visitor Application

Visiting students (pre-doctoral), post-docs, and visiting scholars (post-doctoral) make important contributions to the intellectual life of the department. Visitors are welcome to audit courses, attend departmental events, and meet with members of the faculty. Visitors generally work on on-going research projects, and are invited to present aspects of their work at Ling Lunch and other appropriate venues. Prospective visitors are encouraged to begin by establishing a relationship with an appropriate primary faculty host, by exchanging emails and discussing possible research topics for the period of the visit. It is quite possible and encouraged for visitors to work with more than one faculty member. However, if a candidate's research interests do not mesh well with the work done in the department, an alternative department/university should be sought out.

Applications are made by submitting the following materials to the Visitor Coordinator, currently Diane Lillo-Martin, by email to:

  • - Cover letter, specifying the proposed dates of the visit, brief description of research plan (e.g., topics of
    interest, possible courses to attend), and naming the proposed faculty host
  • - CV
  • - Research sample (if available)
  • - Two letters of recommendation

Applications are considered by the faculty as a whole.

Note: The department does not have funds to support visitors. Approved visitors will have gratis status at the university, which includes an ID card, library and network access. The department will provide shared desk space as available. Prospective international visitors should allow plenty of time for processing of an appropriate visa (see