The undergraduate program in language and linguistics is designed to offer
students multiple perspectives on the study of language: as a universal cognitive
faculty, as an interactive mechanism for human development and for
constructing social identities, as a spoken and written medium for cultural
expression, and as an object and means of philosophical reflection.
A two-year MA program in Computational Linguistics is offered to qualified students with a BA degree. The five-year combined BA/MA program
Linguistics is offered
students with either
Computer Science or
Applications of the
field include include
web search, machine
Linguistics at Brandeis
The study of linguistics at Brandeis has a long and distinguished history, beginning in the late 1960s. The linguistics community now consists of both the undergraduate Program in Language and Linguistics and the MA and PhD Programs in Computational Linguistics, housed within the Department of Computer Science. The launch of a new MA in Computational Linguistics in 2008 has infused new energy into the Programs, along with a range of new courses, both theoretical and computational. At the same time, we continue our longstanding tradition in the study of the core linguistic curriculum, including syntax, semantics, morphology, phonology, and pragmatics.