Welcome to the UC Davis Cluster on Language Research!

The Cluster on Language Research is an interdepartmental organization run by graduate students and is housed in both the Linguistics and the Spanish and Portuguese departments. We draw our diverse membership from a handful of UC Davis departments, including Education, Psychology, Computer Science, Native American Studies, Mathematics, as well as various language departments like French, German, and Japanese, among others. The cluster supports research, exploration, and collaboration in the domain of "language." The research interests of our members span a broad range of linguistically relevant topics, including but not limited to: language structure, variation, processing, technology, pedagogy, education, bilingualism, child language acquisition, second language development, sociolinguistics, and typology, just to name a few.

The members of our cluster are also members of various research communities at UC Davis, such as the Language Center, the Center for Mind and Brain, the Phonetics lab, the Computational Linguistics lab, The Ferreira Lab, the Morgan Lab, The Cognitive Neurolinguistic (Corina) lab, and the UC Davis Medical Center.

Of course, the cluster would not function at its best without the enthusiasm of our members, the wisdom of our current faculty advisor, Dr. Claudia Sánchez-Gutiérrez, the leadership of our former advisor, Dr. Robert Blake (2014-2017), and the guidance of former cluster chairpersons.

Lastly, we are proud to boast a membership of passionate language researcher conducting studies beyond the confines of UC Davis, out there in the community.

-Skyler Reese and Lillian Jones

2020-2021 Cluster Co-chairs

Skyler Reese Linguistics

Lillian Jones Spanish & Portuguese

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