The Program in Linguistics

Linguistics studies human language — in particular, the properties all languages share, and the ways that individual languages can differ. Linguists investigate the grammatical principles and processes that determine the structure of human languages, their evolution over time, and their psychological underpinnings. The areas of linguistics include phonology (the sound patterns of language), morphology (the internal structure of words), syntax (the internal structure of sentences), and semantics (the meaning of words and sentences). In addition to these basic areas, the Program in Linguistics offers courses in historical linguistics, language universals, language acquisition, and psycholinguistics. Students with a particular interest in language and linguistics can pursue a Certificate in Linguistics, or in special cases may apply to the University to be an Independent Concentrator in Linguistics. For more information, see the Undergraduate Announcement (link is external).


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Announcements


North American Computational Linguistic Olympiad at Princeton


Video feature: American Sign Language at Princeton


Joshua Katz gave a faculty lecture for Freshman Families Weekend on the subject, "Language on the Verge" 


Ronan O'Brien is the Overall Winner in the linguistics category of The Undergraduate Awards 


The New Yorker article about  Professor Joshua Katz lecturing to high-school Latin teachers


Article by Maya Rosen '17 in the PIttsburgh Post-Gazette


Princeton Professor Joshua
Katz holds Linguistics Seminars at Phillips Exeter Academy


Rebecca Smaha '14 receives Fulbright Scholarship.


David Abugaber '14 has been awarded a prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship and a Gates Cambridge Scholarship.


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Program in Linguistics
Contact: Yolanda Sullivan
206 Scheide Caldwell House
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ 08544
609-258-8577
fax: 609-258-6866
linguist@princeton.edu