Lelia Glass

Coordinator of Linguistics Program, Assistant Professor of Linguistics

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  • School of Modern Languages


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Dr. Lelia Glass is an Assistant Professor of Linguistics in the School of Modern Languages.  She earned her Ph.D. from Stanford University in 2018, where she won the Walter J. Gores Award for Excellence in Teaching, and held a dissertation fellowship from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the American Council for Learned Societies.

Lelia works on lexical semantics (word meaning), compositional semantics (sentence meaning), pragmatics (inferences drawn in context), and sociolinguistics (how people use language in their social identity), from an empirically rich perspective, with a particular interest in how our knowledge of the (physical, social) world affects our interpretation of language.


  • Ph.D. in Linguistics, Stanford University (2018)
  • M.A. in Linguistics, Stanford University (2014)
  • B.A. in Linguistics, University of Chicago (2012), with honors
Awards and
  • Faculty Excellence in Research Award (Ivan Allen College, 2022)
  • American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) / Mellon Dissertation Fellowship (2017-2018)
  • Phi Beta Kappa of Northern California Graduate Student Scholarship (2018)
  • Walter J. Gores Award for excellence in teaching (Stanford University, 2017)
  • Phi Beta Kappa (University of Chicago, 2012)
Areas of
  • Experimental Methods
  • Lexical Semantics
  • Linguistics
  • Pragmatics
  • Semantics
  • Sociolinguistics


Research Fields:
  • Linguistics
  • Pedagogy and Curriculum Development
  • Digital Humanities
  • Grammar


  • LING-2100: Intro to Linguistics
  • LING-3100: Apps of Linguistics
  • LING-3813: Special Topics: Language and Computers
  • LING-4015: Adv Lang Processing
  • LING-4100: Language & Computers
  • LING-4813: Special Topics: Language and Computers
  • LING-6015: Adv Lang Processing
  • ML-8801: Special Topics

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