COVID-19

Following UC Davis campus COVID protocols, in-person instruction has returned for Fall Quarter 2021. The department’s administrative functions have moved to hybrid 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.

Faculty Research Projects

Department of Linguistics faculty members are engaged in a wide variety of fascinating research projects that are yielding important new insights about human interactions.
English Typology and History

English Typology and History

Research by John A. Hawkins, a distinguished professor of linguistics, is lending new insights into the grammatical and lexical evolution of the English language since the Middle Ages.

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Vaidehi Ramanathan: Literacy and Medical Communication

Vaidehi Ramanathan: Literacy and Medical Communication

Professor Vaidehi Ramanathan is currently working on two research projects in complementary areas of linguistics.

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Robert Bayley: Language variation in diverse communities

Robert Bayley: Language variation in diverse communities

Robert Bayley, a sociolinguist that specializes in language variation and change, was among the first people to apply the methods of variationist research to second language acquisition.

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Raul Aranovich and Kenji Sagae: Linguistics and cybersecurity

Raul Aranovich and Kenji Sagae: Linguistics and cybersecurity

Raúl Aranovich and Kenji Sagae are developing an ontology for cybersecurity with NSF funding, using NLP methods.

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Sounds, Statistics, and Software: Santiago Barreda

Sounds, Statistics, and Software: Santiago Barreda

By Alan Wong – Phonologists, psycholinguists, syntacticians: there’s more than one type of linguist. Santiago Barreda is best categorized as a phonetician, but his broader contributions to computational and quantitative methodologies give his work an interdisciplinary dimension.

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Processing Language: Kenji Sagae

Processing Language: Kenji Sagae

By Alan Wong - For decades, linguists, philosophers, psychologists, anthropologists and more have explored how language "works". Today, computational linguists like Kenji Sagae are using cutting-edge techniques to ask fundamental questions about the nature of language.

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