The field of linguistics is the study of the patterns of sound, grammar, and meaning in languages, with the ultimate goal of explaining why those patterns take the form that they do. An important part of linguistics is to explain phenomena which are found in many or even all languages, but the ultimate goal is to understand the principles by which all linguistic structure arises.
The Department of Linguistics at Oregon is committed to the empirical study of linguistic structure, through experimental research, description of undocumented languages, analysis of variation within and across languages, and reconstruction of the history and development of languages of the world. Most Ph.D. dissertation research at Oregon is in either language documentation (usually describing undocumented languages) or experimental research (including laboratory phonology, discourse studies, gesture, and semantics). .
The Department also offers a 15-month MA in Language Teaching Studies (LTS). This is a terminal degree for teachers of English (equivalent to a MATESOL) and/or teachers of other languages.
Booking Hotel Accommodations
A block of 50 group-rate double queen (two beds) and king rooms (one king-size bed) rooms has been reserved for conference guests at The Phoenix Inn, 850 Franklin Boulevard, Eugene, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, tel. +1-800-344-0131. The Phoenix Inn is located at the edge of campus and within easy walking distance to the conference venues. Both types of rooms are available at $109 per night from Thursday night, September 27, with check-out on Sunday, September 30. The room rate includes breakfast, wifi, free parking, and an indoor heated pool and spa. When making a reservation, state that you are with the “Slavic Conference” at UO, in order to receive the group rate. (Reservations can also be made at the hotel website at https:/phoenixinn.com/eugene/, but there is no option there to reserve at the conference rate.) **Because the number of reserved rooms is limited, make sure to book early in order to receive the conference rate.**
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