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Mission and Vision

Our Mission

To pursue the scientific investigation of language as a human phenomenon in its historical, psychological, and social dimensions, through effective and innovative undergraduate teaching, a research-oriented graduate program, and high-quality faculty and student research covering the major subareas within the discipline of linguistics.

Our Vision

To discover how language works and why, by encouraging excellence in scientific research and by building and testing theories based on accurate descriptions of languages, sound empirical methodologies and results from a range of disciplines.