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Language science research at UMD addresses broad questions and combines expertise in multiple departments, methodologies and research areas. The strength of our research lies in the close integration between researchers from diverse backgrounds, and the connection of fundamental science to applications for learning, technology and clinical challenges.

Fundamental Science
The investigation of how humans learn, produce and understand language spans disciplines and programs from neuroscience to philosophy.
Language and Education
Language science research addresses the acquisition of language and literacy skills, as well as second language learning in adults and children.
Language and Technology
Technological tools we use daily depend on a sophisticated understanding of speech and language.
Language and Health
Language difficulties occur across the lifespan, from developmental disorders to language problems after stroke.
Resources and Cross-cutting Projects
Find out about resources, facilities and projects which cut across multiple areas of the language science community.