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The M.A./Ph.D. Program in Linguistics is designed to provide the student with a sound training in a wide variety of language-related areas, leading to a career in teaching and scientific research. Building on core offerings in current grammatical theory, the student may elect to specialize in either theoretical, experimental, or applied areas. The program maintains laboratories for research in Second Language Acquisition and Psycholinguistics. The program also offers, at the M.A. level, a degree in general linguistics, and a concentration in Computational Linguistics.


In addition to core areas of phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics, the Program offers specializations in both First and Second Language Acquisition, Sentence Processing, Psycholinguistics, Computational Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, and Sociolinguistics—including Spanish in New York City and other topics in the linguistic realities of urban centers. Offerings in Computational Linguistics include machine translation, human-machine communication, and other areas where linguistics and computer science overlap. Many of the above specializations involve areas of cognitive science, and lend themselves to interdisciplinary approaches. Faculty specialize in a wide range of languages, and work on endangered and under-documented languages is strongly encouraged



Dr. Gita Martohardjono

Executive Officer
Linguistics Ph.D. / M.A. Program

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Nishi Bissoondial

Assistant Program Officer Linguistics Ph.D. / M.A. Program
Graduate Center
Rm: 7407
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New York, NY 100164309

Phone (212) 817-8513
Fax: (212) 817-1526