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|
|Zhu, Jian||Computational Linguistics, Natural Language Processing, Speech Sciences|
Prior to entering UBC’s Master of Data Science (MDS) in Computational Linguistics, worked on several AI projects that ignited her interest in the field data science, machine learning and computational linguistics. Read More. The post MDS Spotlight: Meet Meiyu Zheng, MDS Computational Linguistics,...
After completing her Bachelor of Arts in Speech Sciences from the University of British Columbia (UBC), Michelle Yun had planned on pursuing a master’s in speech-language pathology. However, Yun became intrigued by UBC’s Master of Data Science (MDS) in Computational Linguistics. Read More. The post...
Kai Maurin-Jones was looking for a Master’s program that combined his interests in linguistics and quantitative methodologies and found that the MDS Computational Linguistics program was a perfect fit. Read More. The post MDS Spotlight: Meet Kai Maurin-Jones, MDS Computational Linguistics, Class of...
Happy to share that our PhD student Stanley Nam has won a “best student presentation” award at the 23rd Biennial Meeting of The International Circle of Korean Linguistics (ICKL 23; see https://sites.google.com/view/ickl2023/home), for his paper “Unsupervised learning of sub-...
Congratulations to the new Dr. Raiane Salles, for a successful PhD defense today! The thesis is entitled “Functional categorization parameters: Argumenthood with functional heads other than D in Carioca Brazilian Portuguese and Pirahã.” Dr. Salles was supervised by Dr. Lisa Matthewson, with...