Master of Data Science in Computational Linguistics
The UBC Linguistics Department has high-quality and very lively graduate programs in linguistics; the Ph.D. program also offers an interdisciplinary stream in cognitive systems. Our students are actively engaged in research from the moment they enter the department, and they have an excellent track record of publishing and presenting their work at national and international conferences. We welcome applications from outstanding students who want to do research in the areas that define our department’s unique profile.
|Abdul-Mageed, Muhammad||Artificial Intelligence, Deep Learning, Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning, Computational Linguistics, Social Media Mining, Arabic|
|Babel, Molly||Phonetics, Recognition of Speech, Perception and Representation, Acoustics, Dialects, speech perception, acoustics of speech production, spoken word recognition, phonetic variation|
|Davis, Henry Thomas||First Nations languages|
|Dechaine, Rose-Marie||Native American languages; Algonquian language family, Cree, Blackfoot, Ojibwe; French / English bilingualism policy; formal linguistics; generative grammar (Chomsky); West African languages (Niger-Congo, Yoruba, Igbo, Edo); Nigerian languages; literacy vs. oralcy; language planning re: French, Indigenous languages, Speech/gesture coordination, syntactic interface relations|
|Gick, Bryan||phonetics, speech science, speech motor control, speech perception, multimodal perception, tactile perception, ultrasound imaging of speech, sounds of the world’s languages, Physical mechanisms of speech production, speech research|
|Hall, Kathleen||Phonology, Phonetics, Laboratory Phonology|
|Hansson, Gunnar||Phonology, Morphology, theoretical phonology, morphology-phonology interface, phonological typology, historical linguistics (language change), locality relations, Icelandic|
|Hudson Kam, Carla||Language development, second language acquisition, critical periods for learning, input and language learning, language learning and language change, Psychology, First and second language acquisition, gesture and language learning, language contact and language change|
|Matthewson, Lisa||Semantics, Salish languages, Tsimshianic languages, Austronesian languages, Cross-linguistic variation and universals, Semantic fieldwork|
|Pulleyblank, Douglas||Phonology, Morphology, African languages, Yoruba|
|Silfverberg, Miikka Pietari|
|Wiltschko, Martina||Syntax, Linguistic Variation and Society, Cognition and Language, Language, Knowledge, Significance and Thought Building, syntax and its interfaces,, speech acts, interactive language, categories|
The Faculty of Arts recognizes a number of graduating students every year for their community leadership. This year, quite a few linguistics and speech sciences students were nominated for leadership awards, including: Angelina Lloy (not pictured) Ariana Hernandez Ashley Chand Christina Sen...
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In keeping with the Faculty of Art’s lead and guidelines, staff in the Linguistics Department are now operating with fewer staff on site at TFS on any given day, but they are still available to assist you. Please do not hesitate to contact them. Please see ubc.ca for the most up-to-date information...
Due to coronavirus concerns, all of the department’s colloquia and undergraduate presentations that were scheduled to take place in the next few weeks—including those associated with our syntax job search—have been canceled. We will try to reschedule them in electronic form. More news on that is to...