Departmental Research

Area Specializations

IU Linguistics is strong in a number of areas, including:

  • Phonetics and Phonology
  • Theoretical Syntax
  • Sociolingusitics
  • African Linguistics
  • Computational Linguistics

See our faculty page for specific individual research interests and the IULC page for information on our very active student group.

Research Groups

You can find several research groups that have active participants from the Department of Linguistics:

Additionally, there are many other language-related research communities at IU:


The IULC Working Papers is an open-access publication dedicated to linguistics research at IU. Please see the Working Papers website for more information and to access published articles.

Reading Groups

The department maintains several reading groups, including:


We have had several Fests over the years, with well-known speakers providing lectures:

Additionally, we have hosted: