UCLA Department of Linguistics

The UCLA Linguistics Department is one of the world's leading centers for the scientific study of language. The expertise of the faculty includes the traditional core areas of phonetics, phonology, syntax, and semantics, as well as the interdisciplinary fields of psycholinguistics, language acquisition, historical linguistics, and mathematical linguistics. The faculty also include specialists in African and American Indian languages. The UCLA Phonetics Laboratory, the Language Processing Lab, the Language Acquisition Laboratory, and the UCLA Psycholinguistics Laboratory are located in the department.

About eight students per year are admitted to the department's highly selective graduate program, which maintains a strong national ranking. The department also offers a rigorous and comprehensive undergraduate major, and teaches the fundamentals of linguistics to a large fraction of the UCLA undergraduates as part of the campus's general education program.