Professor Brian Reese, teaching linguistics class


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To Study Language is to Study the Mind

Linguistics is the study of the human capacity for language. What properties of the human mind allow us to learn and use language in a way that is unique to us as a species? What can the similarities and differences found across human languages tell us about how language is stored and organized in our brains? 

The Institute of Linguistics is dedicated to expanding our understanding of these broad questions and to fostering learning and research that applies this understanding to the betterment of various speech communities.