Department of Linguistics
124 Agate Hall
1290 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-1290
Phone: (541) 346-3906 Fax: (541) 346-5961
2014-15 colloquium series will start in October 2014
The Linguistics Department is hosting the 46th ACAL conference
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.