The UF Brain and Language lab researches differences between native speakers and language learners in how they read sentences and perceive speech sounds.

Linguistic Fieldwork

Professors Fiona McLaughlin and James Essegbey received an NSF grant to host a summer school on language documentation in Ghana in Summer 2017. Go Gators!


Former Brain and Language lab member Leah Palmer received an honorable mention in the Elegance of Science competition for her beautiful Art Nouveau-inspired tribute to Cuban-Americans and event-related potentials.

Corpus Linguistics

Researchers in the UF Corpus Linguistics Lab use corpora to investigate a wide range of topics, including language processing, second language acquisition, and the description of widely-spoken languages.

Language and Society

“As long as people are talking, the world is our laboratory.”   Diana Boxer