Languages are highly complex and sophisticated systems, and understanding language acquisition processes can reveal a great deal about human language, cognition, development, education, and communication. In the Language Acquisition Lab at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, we investigate various aspects of first and second language acquisition, including, but not limited to:
- phonological acquisition
- articulatory and acoustic properties of speech
- the role of speech input
Our lab is equipped with state-of-the-art software and recording systems
for investigating the speech production of language learners. It includes an
ultrasound machine, which provides a safe and non-invasive procedure for
examining tongue movements during speech production.