The Brandeis undergraduate linguistics program focuses on theoretical generative linguistics. It offers both a major and minor, with core courses on phonological theory, syntactic theory, formal semantics, and formal pragmatics, as well as a range of electives. > more
The two-year master's degree program in computational linguistics is designed for outstanding students, preferably with an undergraduate degree in linguistics, computer science or the study of language. We also offer a five-year B.A./M.A. for Brandeis undergraduate linguistics or computer science students. > more
The Brandeis Lab for Linguistics and Computation consists of our faculty, Ph.D. students, post-doctoral fellows, and research staff, conducting research on a range of topics within linguistics, computational linguistics, and natural language processing. > more
The study of linguistics at Brandeis has a long and distinguished history, beginning in the late 1960s.
Today Brandeis linguistics consists of the undergraduate program in language and linguistics and master's degree and doctoral programs in computational linguistics, housed within the Department of Computer Science.
The launch of our computational linguistics master's degree 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 phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics.