The Graduate Program in Linguistics is characterised by the solidity and wide-reaching nature of its lines of research, which engage theoretically and experimentally with all levels of linguistic analysis, from phonetics through to discourse, in addition to interfaces with various associated areas, such as Anthropology, Computer Science, History, Logic, Philosophy of Language, and Literary Studies. The Program has consistently received excellent scores in CAPES (Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento do Pessoal de Nível Superior/Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel) assessments for many years.
The Program's highly qualified teaching staff and its strong national insertion and vigorous international engagement offer Master’s and PhD students direct and ongoing contact with high-level research and researchers, enabling students to participate actively  in contemporary debates about the development of language research in its multiple aspects. many former alumni are currently professors and researchers in important state and federal public universities in Brazil.