Institute Theme


The digital revolution has created new avenues for language use and novel modalities of communication. The ubiquity of technology mediates our linguistic and social interactions. The pervasive influence of technology on human development has the potential to impact the acquisition of language and change social behavior.

Technology generates new streams of data, but also offers new methods to gather and analyze data. These new approaches to testing linguistic theories include experimental research of language processing, modeling linguistic change, and more comprehensive ways to document endangered languages.

New generations of linguists will be expected to investigate these questions and incorporate methods, tools, and skills appropriate for the digital era into their scientific paradigm.

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Get to know the faculty

Get to Know Your Instructors: Martin Kohlberger

Martin Kohlberger will be co-teaching a course called “Amazonian Languages: Diversity, Typology, Historical Change and Language Contact” with Katherine Bolaños at the 2019 Institute. The course is a comprehensive introduction …

Get to Know Your Instructors: Stanley Dubinsky

  Nope, this fun interview did not come from Stanley’s book, “Understanding Language through Humor.” In fact, those whose early interests were not always in linguistics could definitely relate to …