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Linguistics program releases their latest series of outstanding undergraduate research.

The Linguistics Program in the College of Science is proud to announce the publication of the latest in their series of undergraduate working papers.  The sixth volume of the Northeastern University Working Papers in Linguistics is now online, and showcases three outstanding pieces of language-related research. These papers furthermore highlight the ingenuity of our student […]
September 29, 2021

Hello, aliens. Can we talk?

As a group of scientists and amateur space enthusiasts work toward sending a direct message into outer space, two big questions emerge: How do we communicate? And what do we say? We spoke to Northeastern lecturer Adam Cooper—an expert in linguistics—and to the president of the team spearheading the initiative.
July 11, 2017

The Syntax of Justice Conference

Professor Janet Randall helped to organize The Syntax of Justice Conference that took place last month on March 30 and 31. The conference focused on the relationship between language and the law. One of our students, Gabrielle Leavitt, wrote about her experience attending the conference and what she learned there. On March 31st, Northeastern University […]
April 13, 2017

Former US Navy linguist finds her calling at Northeastern

The moment Sarah Nelson stepped onto the Northeastern campus, she knew that the university spoke her language. A linguist with the U.S. Navy for six years, she was drawn to the university for its academic strength in her areas of interest, which are physics and geology, its co-op program, and its longtime commitment to supporting the nation’s veterans.
March 20, 2017

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