Department of Linguistics
124 Agate Hall
1290 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-1290
Phone: (541) 346-3906 Fax: (541) 346-5961
September 26, 11:00-1:00
208 Agate Hall
Meet current graduate students and faculty members
Pizza will be provided following orientation
Dissertation Title: First Language and Sociolinguistic Influences on the Sound Patterns of Indian English
Place: Leona Tyler Conference Room, 111A Susan Campbell Hall
Dissertation Defense is Free and Open to the Public
Place: 100 Agate Hall
The field of linguistics is the study of the patterns of sound, grammar, and meaning in languages, with the ultimate goal of explaining why those patterns take the form that they do. An important part of linguistics is to explain phenomena which are found in many or even all languages, but the ultimate goal is to understand the principles by which all linguistic structure arises.
The Department of Linguistics at Oregon is committed to the empirical study of linguistic structure, through experimental research, description of undocumented languages, analysis of variation within and across languages, and reconstruction of the history and development of languages of the world. Most Ph.D. dissertation research at Oregon is in either language description and documentation usually work on describing undocumented languages or experimental research in areas including laboratory phonology, discourse studies, and semantics.