Research developed by individuals in our department is very broad and diverse, with faculty members and students contributing to new areas of inquiry. Research doesn’t take place in a vacuum—it coalesces around reading groups and labs. Labs are collections of research activity around particular technical facilities. They may be shared or individual to particular faculty members.
Groups & Labs
All Ph.D. students are required to engage in research, and master’s students are encouraged to do the same. This work is often facilitated by research labs. The labs below involve active participants from our department:
- Phonetics and Phonology Lab
- Computational Linguistics Lab
- Linguistics Speech Lab
- Natural Language Processing Lab
There are also many language-related research communities at IU, including:
- Auditory Perception Lab
- Baby Language Lab
- Cognitive Development Lab
- Second Language Psycholinguistics Lab
- Speech Research Lab
If you are interested in a research area that does not appear to be covered by a research lab, explore your options directly with specific professors.
Reading groups are fluid research clusters of students and faculty from our own and other departments. Participants get together to look at original research, ask questions, share current thinking, and work through problems. There are a number of these groups at the present time: