COVID-19

Following UC Davis campus COVID protocols, all instruction for Summer Session 2021 will be remote.  In-person instruction will return for Fall Quarter 2021.  The department’s administrative functions have moved to remote work conditions until further notice.  At this time, the preferred method of contact for departmental staff members is e-mail; please visit our administrative staff contact page for further information.

Featured Courses

Details about a selection of courses thatthe Department of Linguisticsoffers.

LIN 161: Global Sociolinguistics

An overview of the interconnections between language variation and social processes in a wide range of contexts.

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LIN 253 - Speech Perception

LIN 253 - Speech Perception

Speech is a highly variable signal due to many factors: the same sound can be realized differently across talkers, phrases and words. This course investigates how listeners map the acoustic signal to a linguistic interpretation. The use of factors such as phonetic context, variation, linguistic knowledge, and social information in perceiving speech is the focus. Through this course, students gain a deep understanding of and appreciation for some of the questions that drive research in the psychology of language in its quest to explain how language is used to speak and comprehend, and how it is learned.

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