Linguistics is devoted to the scientific study of language. The central goal of the discipline is to provide a theoretical account of the human cognitive capacity that underlies language production and comprehension. As one of the world's leading programs, the Linguistics department at USC is at the forefront of scientific progress in the study of language. The Linguistics department conducts research in diverse fields — syntax, semantics, phonetics, phonology, and psycholinguistics, sometimes in collaboration with other programs in USC such as Psychology, Philosophy, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Neuroscience.
Xiao He (Ph.D. 2014) will take up an Assistant Professor position at the University of Manchester
The 28th CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing will be held at USC on March 19 - 21, 2015
Ben Parrell (Ph.D. 2014) has accepted an Assistant Professor position at the University of Delaware.
Heeju Hwang (Ph.D. 2013) will take up an Assistant Professor position at the University of Hong Kong