About Us

Language in Mind is a blog by students and faculty at the University of Maryland. We work in a variety of fields that touch on language, including linguistics, hearing and speech sciences, second language acquisition, cognitive science, neuroscience, computer science, education, and human development. The hub of our community is the Maryland Language Science Center.

The glacial pace and limited audience of academic publishing don’t allow us to communicate the exciting buzz of ideas and activity in our vibrant community. We want to talk about what we do and why. Not just our research, but also our education, outreach, and advocacy efforts. We hope to start conversations not only with our fellow academics, but also with communities affected by language issues (hint: that’s everyone!).