Linguistics Department Hosts Prestigious Summer Institute

June 14, 2019
Close to 400 noted and emerging linguists from around the world will converge at UC Davis on June 24 for a month of intensive instruction, professional development and informal networking that will help shape the future of their field. The theme of the 2019 Linguistic Society of America institute is Linguistics in the Digital Era.

Sage Lauwerys (Linguistics '19)

Sage Lauwerys, Linguistics ’19
Sage Lauwerys attended the UC Davis Washington Program in Fall 2017. She shares her experience below. Intern, Office of Senator Kamala D. Harris

Despite living in Northern California her whole life and feeling slightly hesitant about moving across the country, Sage Lauwerys fell in love with all that the East Coast has to offer.

Summer Linguistic Institute Coming to Campus

February 05, 2018
UC Davis has been selected to host the Linguistic Society of America's 2019 Summer Linguistic Institute—spotlighting the interdisciplinary strengths of both the campus and its Department of Linguistics.

Scholarships Support Stellar Students

September 30, 2017
Back-to-school time at the UC Davis College of Letters and Science means a rededication to our mission as a liberal arts powerhouse. More than ever, we’re focused on growing our students’ intellectual adaptability, critical thinking, and collaborative commitment to improving themselves and the world around them.

Grads, Grilled: Daniel Moglen

Daniel Moglen Department


Program and Year of Study

PhD, 7th year

Previous degrees and colleges

MA Linguistics, UC Davis

BA Linguistics, UC Berkeley

Where did you grow up?

Auburn, CA

Where do you live now?

Berkeley, CA

What's your favorite spot in Davis?

Definitely the food co-op

How do you relax?

My main ways to relax include connecting with my friends over food, playing racquetball, maintaining a regular meditation practice, and an occasional yoga class.

In Memoriam: Lenora Timm, Founding Chair of Linguistics

January 23, 2017
Lenora “Nora” Timm, a professor emerita of linguistics and former associate dean of Graduate Studies, died of cancer Nov. 22, 2017. She was an internationally known expert on the endangered Celtic language Breton and an environmentalist who helped preserve thousands of acres of threatened wildlife habitat in four states.

2003 - Molly Winter

June 04, 2016

Immortal's Spring, the third novel in a Greek-mythology-based trilology by Molly Winter (M.A., linguistics, ’03), was released this month by Central Avenue Publishing. Winter writes under the pen name of Molly Ringle. The first two books were Persephone’s Orchard and Underworld’s Daughter. Winter won the grand prize in the 2010 Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest for an intentionally bad opening sentence. She lives in Seattle with her husband and sons.

Cognitive Science: Q&A With Bernard Molyneux

May 04, 2016
Launched this year, the Cognitive Science Program is taking off fast—with about 200 first-year students identifying it as their intended major.

21st Century Linguistics

Security on the web has as much to do with the programmers writing code as it does with firewalls and virus protection. Linguistics Associate Professor Raúl Aranovich studies language structure and theory, and is working on a project for the National Science Foundation that could identify programmers most likely to write vulnerable code.

Last year, Aranovich won funding to lead a collaboration with UC Davis computer scientists P. T. Devanbu and V.