The Center for Language Sciences is an interdisciplinary center supporting research and training in natural language. We bring together faculty and students with interests in spoken and signed languages across departments and programs, including:

Our faculty have combined expertise in formal, behavioral, computational and imaging (fMRI, ultrasound) approaches to understanding the structure, processing, production, and acquisition of natural language. 

The center also features an active colloquium series, workshops, access to working papers, formal coursework in contributing departments, shared laboratory and computational facilities, and a pre- and post-doctoral training grant from the National Institutes of Health.


  • Mike Tanenhaus (2011)
  • Jeff Runner (2011-2014)
  • Florian Jaeger (2014-present)