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 (AI); Deep Learning; Natural Language Processing; Machine Learning; Computational Linguistics; Social Media Mining; Arabic|
|Babel, Molly||Linguistics; Phonetics; Recognition of Speech; Perception and Representation; Acoustics; Dialects; acoustics of speech production; phonetic variation; speech perception; spoken word recognition|
|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||Linguistics; Phonology; Phonetics; Laboratory Phonology|
|Hammerly, Christopher||Syntax & Morphology; Psycholinguistics; Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwe)|
|Hansson, Gunnar||Linguistic structures (including grammar, phonology, lexicon and semantics); Cognitive sciences; 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||Linguistics; Semantics; Austronesian languages; Cross-linguistic variation and universals; Salish languages; Semantic fieldwork; Tsimshianic languages|
|Morzycki, Marcin||Linguistics; adverbial modification; degree modifiers; expressive meaning; grammar of modification; knowledge of meaning; measure phrases; modification of quantifiers; nonrestrictive modification; semantic restrictions on modifier order; Semantics, syntax, and their interface|
|Pulleyblank, Douglas||Linguistics; Phonology; Morphology; African languages; Yoruba|
|Rullmann, Hotze||Linguistics; Semantics|
|Silfverberg, Miikka Pietari||Natural Language Processing; NLP for morphologically complex languages; Morphological tagging; Parsing; Computational phonology and morphology; Deep Learning for NLP; Structured Prediction; Computational Semantics; Morphologically Complex Languages; Computational Linguistics|
|Soskuthy, Marton||language change; Computational modeling; Statistics; Phonetics; Cognitive systems|
|Tessier, Anne-Michelle||Linguistics; Constraint-based grammars; L2 production and perception in childhood; Language Acquisition; Lexical avoidance; Phonology; Prosodic processing with cochlear implants; Shitgibbons; U-shaped development|
Kevin Yan, a high school student who participated in UBC NACLO in February 2022 has won a bronze medal in the International Linguistics Olympiad. Congratulations, Kevin on this great achievement! Also, thanks to Kaili Vesik and and Yadong Liu who took the lead as this year’s local organizers...
A new paper authored by Chris Hammerly has just come out. Check out the details below. Title: Person-based prominence guides incremental interpretation: Evidence from obviation in Ojibwe Authors: Christopher Hammerly, Adrian Staub, Brian Dillon Journal: Cognition Date: August 2022 Short Blurb: (...
We have big news! One of the 2021 MDS-CL cohort student capstone projects (completed in May-June 2022) was recently featured in an article by NASA! Check out the main story here: https://appliedsciences.nasa.gov/our-impact/story/university-students-use-reddit-help-nasa-find-landslides Image credit...
Before joining the UBC Master of Data Science (MDS) Computational Linguistics program, Saffrin Granby was finishing her Bachelor of Science in Cognitive Systems at UBC where she specialized in Computer Science. In addition, during her undergraduate degree, Granby was working at the CANARY lab at...
It was Nihal D’Souza’s fascination with the advancements in human-machine interaction through natural language that sparked his interest in the field of computational linguistics. In particular, the application of machine translation, sentiment analysis, and computational morphology. Read More. The...
Oksana Kurylo’s journey to UBC’s Master of Data Science (MDS) in Computational Linguistics program began when she took a course on Computational Linguistics by Andriy Romanyuk while getting her Master’s degree in Applied Linguistics from the Lviv Polytechnic National University. Read More....