Research Activities

Research conducted by faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students within the Center focus on various aspects of natural language structure and processing, as well as computational algorithms for describing these structures and implementing these processing mechanisms. Both spoken and signed languages are topics of intensive study. Research programs are distributed among several departments whose faculty hold joint appointments in the Center.

Particular strengths of the Center are represented in the following topics:

  • On-line processing of spoken language
  • Structure of signed languages
  • Language acquisition and language change
  • Computational models of language structure
  • Machine implementations of natural language understanding
  • Artificial language paradigms for studying on-line processing and learning
  • Formal models of language structure