About Us

The Department of Linguistics at the University of Connecticut is a leading center for theoretical research in generative grammar, and for experimental research on child language acquisition.

Oak Hall, Room 368
365 Fairfield Way, Unit 1145
Storrs, CT 06269-1145

Telephone: (860) 486-4229

Email: linguistics@uconn.edu

Upcoming Events

  1. Mar 25 Wallace Stevens Poetry Program6:00pm
  2. Mar 26 ECOM Spotlight Talk12:00pm
  3. May 12 Expression, Language, and Music3:00pm
  4. May 13 Expression, Language, and Music12:00am
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UConn Linguists at BUCLD

A number of UConn linguists presented their work at the 44th Boston University Conference on Language Development (BUCLD) on November 7th-10th, with a talk by: Koji Sugisaki (PhD 2003, now at Mie University). The Ergative Subject Preference in the Acquisition of Wh-questions in Tongan. (with K. Otaki, M. Sato, H. Ono, N. Yusa, S. Kaitapu, […]

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Coppola | Best Paper in Language Award

A paper co-authored by Marie Coppola, “The noun-verb distinction in established and emergent sign systems” (Language 95, no. 2 (2019): 230-267), has won this year’s Best Paper in Language Award. Congratulations to Marie and her co-authors: Natasha Abner, Molly Flaherty, Katelyn Stangl, Diane Brentari, and Susan Goldin-Meadow! Abstract: In a number of signed languages, the […]

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Sprouse | C.L. Baker Award

Jon Sprouse has been announced as the recipient of the LSA’s inaugural C.L. Baker Award, which is awarded to mid-career linguists honoring excellence for scholarship in syntax. Congratulations Jon! The citation to accompany the award reads as follows: “Jon Sprouse is an experimental syntactician whose work is characterized by imagination, innovation, care, and respect for […]

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The department (co-)organizes a wide variety of lectures, talks, workshops and conferences.

Fifty Years of Linguistics at UConn

Linguistics Colloquium Series

Saito/Nunes Lectures

Conferences and Workshops

Ling Lunch

Groups, Labs, Programs

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