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|
|Morzycki, Marcin||Semantics, syntax, and their interface, grammar of modification, degree modifiers, nonrestrictive modification, measure phrases, modification of quantifiers, adverbial modification, expressive meaning, semantic restrictions on modifier order, knowledge of meaning|
|Pulleyblank, Douglas||Phonology, Morphology, African languages, Yoruba|
|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||Phonology, Language Acquisition, Constraint-based grammars, Lexical avoidance, U-shaped development, L2 production and perception in childhood, Prosodic processing with cochlear implants, Shitgibbons|
The Linguistics Department is offering a Swahili language course in Winter 2020 Term 2. The course code is ASTU 204T. The course is an introduction to the essentials of Swahili sound systems, vocabulary, expressions, grammar and cultural life. There will be a focus on listening, reading, speaking...
Muhammad Abdul-Mageed has published a piece in Medium exploring how language use on social media reflects the impact of COVID-19 on daily file. It’s based on Mega-COV, a large dataset that he and collaborators at UBC constructed extending across 65 languages and 234 countries, and which builds the...
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...