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    Department of Linguistics
    161 Straub Hall
    1290 University of Oregon
    Eugene, OR 97403-1290

    Phone: (541) 346-3906 Fax: (541) 346-5961
    Email: lcampbe@uoregon.edu

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Prof. Scott DeLancey

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Department of Linguistics
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Upcoming Events

Colloquium

Apr 10

Tom Payne, University of Oregon
Taeho Jang, SIL International
Title:  Causative and Passive Isomorphism–a sensible functional anomaly
Time:  3:00-5:00
Place:  245 Straub

 

Colloquium

Apr 17

Keith Johnson
UC Berkeley
Title:  To be determined
Time:  3:00-5:00
Place:  245 Straub

Colloqium

Apr 24

Kaori Idemaru
East Asian Languages, University of Oregon
Title:  To be determined
Time:  3:00-5:00
Place:  245 Straub

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Welcome

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.