The Stores Road Annex building is home to an array of labs, including the Interdisciplinary Speech Research Lab, the Speech in Context Lab, the Language and Learning Lab, and the Communication Dynamics Lab.
Our faculty excel in the classroom as well as in the research arena. We are actively renewing our curriculum to stay up-to-date with the latest in pedagogical theory in general and linguistic theory in particular.
UBC’s Department of Linguistics is known for its extensive theoretical and empirical work, including an emphasis on fieldwork in First Nations and African languages and experimental work in the production, perception, and acquisition of language.
Life in the UBC Linguistics Department isn’t just about individual research projects and classes—it’s about forging connections with a diverse group of people, all with a passion for studying language.
Many of the members of our department, from undergrads and grad students to post docs and faculty members, work directly with language consultants to describe, analyze, and revitalize the languages of the world.
Frequently Asked Questions
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UBCWPL is pleased to announce the publishing of our second QP volume, which contains formatted QPs from 2011-2013. This volume was edited by Alexis Black and Meagan Louie. Information about the volume, including links to individual papers, is included athttp://www.linguistics.ubc.ca/QPConf-v2.
The Department of Linguistics sends all of our graduating students a hearty congratulations and best wishes for the future. We hope you’ll stay in touch! Graduation is 21 May at 4:00 PM — click here for details!
Congratulations to Molly Babel and her UC-Santa Cruz colleague, Grant McGuire, on their recently published article, Towards a More Nuanced View of Vocal Attractiveness, which has aroused a flurry of media attention!
We're excited to announce that Semantics of Under-Represented Languages in the Americas (SULA) 8 will be held at the University of British Columbia, 16-18 May 2014. For more information about the conference, please click here!
In 2012, UBC’s Department of Linguistics launched its Language of the Year initiative, an ambitious program designed to promote the study and revitalization of endangered languages by supporting and disseminating research on a single endangered language.
Congratulations to all those graduating on November 28th in Linguistics, Speech Sciences, First Nations Languages & Linguistics, and Cognitive Systems! Special congrats to Allie Entwhistle, graduating with Honours in Linguistics and presenting the graduation address.