The University of Maryland hosts the largest and most integrated community of language scientists in North America. Language Science Day aims to bring together the cross-departmental community of language science students and faculty to improve awareness of the rich opportunities for language science at the University of Maryland. The goal is to showcase research activities and opportunities, to make students aware of training possibilities, and to jump-start potential interdisciplinary connections. This is the third annual Language Science Day.

The event will begin with a catered lunch, followed by a series of short presentations about research and training resources available to language scientists at Maryland. The rest of the afternoon will be devoted to the Research Fair, during which research groups from around campus will be able to share their research goals and recent work. We hope the informal set-up will allow participants to find new opportunities and connect with other researchers that share their interests.

Language Science Day hopes to include all areas of language science, including cognitive, computational, engineering, clinical, theoretical, philosophical, biological, and educational approaches.


  • 11:45, Doors open for on-site registration (Nyumburu Center Lobby)
  • 12:10pm – 1:30, Lunch (Multipurpose room)
  • 1:45pm – 3:00, Research Fair (Prince George Room, coffee available)
  • 3:00pm – 4:00, Presentations on language science-related events, opportunities, and resources (Multipurpose Room)
  • 4:15pm – 5:30, Research Fair (Multipurpose Room, coffee and snacks available)
  • 6:30pm, Dinner and start-of-year party.

Language Science Day is sponsored by the NSF-IGERT program on the Biological and Computational Foundations of Language Diversity, the Center for Advanced Study of Language (CASL), the Department of Linguistics, the Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences, the Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology, the Neuroscience and Cognitive Science Program, the Department of Philosophy, the Department of Psychology, the Second Language Acquisition Program, the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS), and the Graduate Student Government. The event is being organized by students in the IGERT program.