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 6 CogSci Colloquia: Carol Miller 4:00pm
  2. Mar 25 Wallace Stevens Poetry Program6:00pm
  3. May 12 Expression, Language, and Music3:00pm
  4. May 13 Expression, Language, and Music12:00am
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UConn Linguists at the LSA Annual Meeting

The 94th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America took place January 2nd-5th in New Orleans and UConn linguistics was well represented at the conference with talks by: Corina Goodwin and Diane Lillo-Martin. Cross-linguistic influence in the morphological development of preschool-aged ASL-English bilinguals Si Kai Lee. Tenselessness in Singlish: Lost in contact Yoshiki Fujiwara. Licensing […]

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Sad news: Samuel David Epstein

We are very sad to relate the news that Sam Epstein died on November 29, 2019 at his home.  Epstein was the Marilyn J. Shatz Collegiate Professor of Linguistics and Cognitive Science at the University of Michigan. He obtained his Ph.D. from the Department of Linguistics at the University of Connecticut in 1987, writing a […]

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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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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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