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August 03, 2016

Language Science Center becomes home to a new global network of experts in language science.

May 09, 2016

The Language Science Center hosted two conferences on transforming graduate education - both with collaborative, interactive formats that generated a lot of enthusiasm and ideas from the different groups involved.

April 05, 2016

Caitlin Eaves joined the Maryland Language Science Center on March 28th as Business Manager.

January 18, 2016

New research from Jeff Lidz (LING) and colleagues with Korean children shows that, even when children are fully immersed in a language, they acquire linguistic features that are missing from their environment.

December 14, 2015

HESP has partnered with the Jewish Social Services Agency to provide hearing aids to local holocaust survivors.

November 23, 2015

Jan Edwards (UW-Madison) will be joining UMD’s Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences and the Language Science Center starting in Fall 2016.

November 18, 2015

On November 19th, scores of language scientists joined members of the wider campus community to hear

October 08, 2015

On September 25th, the 6th annual Language Science Day (LSD) drew a crowd of almost 200 people - plus a couple of une

September 08, 2015

Join us in congratulating our 2015 language science PhD graduates on their excellent job placements around the world.

June 12, 2015

A team of faculty in the Department of Counseling, Higher Education and Special Education (CHSE) has been awarded a U.S. Department of Education Leadership Preparation grant.

June 11, 2015

A question-answering system designed by researchers from UMD and the University of Colorado holds its own against a top human team.

June 11, 2015

PULSAR is one year old, and the first students to graduate are heading for new and exciting endeavors in language science.

June 11, 2015

Alia Lancaster (SLA, CASL) participated in a 3-day workshop organized by AAAS focusing on science policy and communication.

June 11, 2015

Maryland language scientists are used to the idea of interdisciplinary collaboration - but rarely sit down to discuss

April 23, 2015

Congratulations to Jeff MacSwan, who was recently named a Fellow of the American Educational Research Association!

April 11, 2015

How do listeners use their two ears to better understand speech in noisy environments, or to locate the source of a s

March 30, 2015

The National Science Foundation has announced that the University of Maryland’s Language Science Center (LSC) will receive a $3M grant for innovative research and graduate training.

February 05, 2015

Local high school students competed in the North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad at UMD on January 29.

January 26, 2015

Why do language science outreach? Outreach enthusiasts from several universities share advice, tips, and tricks for do-it-yourself-ers at LSA 2015.

November 24, 2014

Winter has arrived, and close on its heels is the Winter Storm workshop! 

Nan Ratner at ASHA
November 24, 2014

Nan Bernstein Ratner was recently recognized for her outstanding contributions to the field with awards from both ASHA and AAAS.

UMD Student Outreach at Dulles Town Center
November 24, 2014

Hands-on demos and symposia at national conferences promote broad engagement in language science outreach.

November 24, 2014

Bob Slevc's research centers on language production, language and music, second language acquisition, and aphasia.

November 24, 2014

Student rotations lead to new collaborations, research results and publications.

November 24, 2014

Does the way that you write your language affect how you speak it too? New research by Chuchu Li, Min Wang and Bill Idsardi suggests that it does.

Language Science Day 2014
September 22, 2014

LSD marked the 1-year anniversary of the Maryland Language Science Center, showcasing many ideas and initiatives launched over the past year.

September 18, 2014

The Department of Hearing & Speech Sciences creates a freely-available, standardized and economical infant testing system.

September 16, 2014

A “translation memory system” stores and remembers words, pulling from a bank that grows with each translated item.

Language Science Day
July 15, 2014

Visit our website to register for the 5th annual Language Science Day taking place Friday, September 19th, from 12 – 5pm, at the Stamp Student Union.

Maria Polinsky
July 15, 2014

We are delighted to welcome Maria (Masha) Polinsky to the language science community at Maryland.

July 15, 2014

Maryland hosted 80 students of linguistics, philosophy, and computer science from all parts of the world at the 6th NASSLLI.

July 15, 2014

Join us in congratulating our language science graduate students on their excellent job placements worldwide.

July 15, 2014

The Language Science Center has initiated a new interdisciplinary training program geared towards undergraduates called PULSAR.

Nautilus HI-LAB
April 30, 2014

The powerful tool called Hi-LAB is a test that could tell you how good you can ultimately get in any foreign language before learning it.

March 27, 2014

The new PULSAR program seeks to spread the language science action by bringing together undergraduate students from diverse fields.

Tess Wood
March 27, 2014

Tess Wood has joined the Language Science Center as Assistant Director.

Language Science Outreach
March 27, 2014

LSC students and faculty have been busy spreading the word about language science to students of all ages.

Interpreters
March 27, 2014

A new program called GSIT has doubled the US capacity for training interpreters and translators in the Department of Communication.

Autism lecture series
March 27, 2014

The UMARC is hosting three upcoming talks as well as a booth at Maryland Day designed for families of children/teens with autism.

February 05, 2014

PHLING is hosting its second biennial PHLINC symposium on February 14-15, 2014.

Language Science Lunch Talks
February 05, 2014

Every week there are talks and events in language science all across the university.

Winter Storm
December 12, 2013

Sign up for the annual FREE 2-week intensive training workshop for language scientists taking place at the University of Maryland.

Pre-holiday debate
December 12, 2013

Come see the 3rd annual CNL Lab pre-holiday debate on Friday Dec 13th at 12:00 p.m.

What have we learned?
December 12, 2013

The IGERT Program is UMD’s only award through the National Science Foundation’s flagship interdisciplinary graduate training program.

New book series
December 12, 2013

CASL is working to correct a state of affairs through a new series of grammars describing under-documented languages.

Eye Tracking
December 10, 2013

The end of the year is no reason to stop learning.

Language Science Center Fellows Program
December 03, 2013

A Language Science Fellows program is being launched to provide PhD students with training in interdisciplinary research and leadership.

Taliaferro hall.
December 03, 2013

The Maryland Language Science Center opened its door to students and faculty in in its temporary space in 0121 Taliaferro Hall.

Interdisciplinary courses in spring 2014
December 03, 2013

A unique seminar in Spring 2014 will investigate how human brains and machines use context to predict upcoming sounds and words in language.

December 03, 2013

Every week there are talks and events in language science all across the university.

Meredith Rowe
December 03, 2013

Meredith Rowe was a featured speaker at a White House workshop on “Bridging the Thirty-Million-Word Gap."

Research thumbnail
December 03, 2013

The opening of the Maryland Language Science Center is showcased as the central story of the Research @ Maryland newsletter.

Winter storm 2013
November 20, 2013

Winter Storm, one of the signature activities of the language science community at the University of Maryland, will take place from January 13 – 24, 2014.

Rochelle Newman
November 20, 2013

Rochelle Newman has agreed to serve as Associate Director of the Maryland Language Science Center.

Bob Ramsey
November 20, 2013

Bob Ramsey has visited South Korea to receive The Medal of the Order of Cultural Merit from the Prime Minister.

Judi Gorski
November 20, 2013

Judi Gorski has joined the Maryland Language Science Center as Center Manager.

November 20, 2013

The Maryland Language Science Center has reorganized existing email reflectors to better reflect communication needs.

Stanislas Dehaene
November 11, 2013

Stanislas Dehaene will give a series of three lectures at the University of Maryland Department of Linguistics.

UMD Language Science Outreach Group
October 14, 2013

The UMD Language Science Outreach group participated in “CHANGE THE WORLD: Science & Engineering Careers Fair” organized by NSF.

Language Science Day
October 07, 2013

The 4th annual Language Science Day took place on September 27th and featured the official launch of the Maryland Language Science Center.

October 07, 2013

Dustin Chacón spent this past summer doing research in Dhaka, Bangladesh and Kolkata, India.

October 07, 2013

Take a look at the recipients of the full IGERT student status.

Giovanna Morini
October 07, 2013

Giovanna Morini (5th year IGERT student from the Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences) won an NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant.