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|
Following up on an astronaut’s observation about what it’s like to speak after a return from space, faculty member Bryan Gick and doctoral student Arian Shamei researched the phonetic effects of space travel. They demonstrated that, in Arian’s words, freshly-returned astronauts “speak as if their...
Paris Gappmayr, linguistics undergrad extraordinaire, has advanced to the Top 10 Finals of the Undergraduate 3 Minute Thesis Competition. This is a new competition funded by the PURE award that falls under UBC’s Strategic Plan. Congratulations, Paris! You can watch her successful presentation...