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Department of Linguistics
University of Toronto
Sidney Smith Hall,
4th floor
100 St. George St.
Toronto, Ontario
Canada M5S 3G3

Tel: 416-978-4029
Fax: 416-971-2688
linguistics AT

Regular Hours:
M-Th: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Summer Hours:
M-Th: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Fri: 9:00 am - 2:30 pm

Note: Ours is a small office, and unexpected abscences can occur. If you need to speak with a particular person or pick up something from the main office, please call ahead to confirm that the office will be open.


We have offices on the fourth floor of Sidney Smith Hall [campus map]. The main office of the department is in room 4073, and can be reached by taking the elevator at the north end of the first floor.

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In Memoriam

Professor Barron Brainerd, 1928-2015.

Professor Emeritus John W. Wevers, 1919-2010

Professor Emeritus Hank Rogers, 1940-2010

Department of Linguistics

The discipline of linguistics focuses on the nature of human language and how its many systems can be accounted for. Originating in 1967, the Department of Linguistics offers courses in core theoretical areas of linguistics, in addition to areas which intersect with related disciplines (e.g. sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics).

The core areas of research and teaching in the department are Theoretical Linguistics (generative grammar: phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics), Language Variation (sociolinguistics, dialectology, language variation, language change), and Psycholinguistics (comprehension and production, language acquisition, both in relation to linguistic theory). Click for research interests of our faculty.

Linguistics 50:
A celebration of 50 years of linguistics at the University of Toronto

Science Rendezvous - 12 May 2018 at Sidney Smith Hall