Undergraduate Association for Linguistics at Michigan State (qUALMS)

qUALMS is MSU’s official student organization for undergraduate linguistics majors, minors, and friends. If you’re a student at MSU who is interested in linguistics—phonemes, phrase-markers, or otherwise—we would love to have you!

Linguistics Student Organization

The Michigan State University Linguistics Student Organization, which represents MSU linguistics graduate students.

Sociolinguistics Lab

The Sociolinguistics Lab conducts research and hosts discussion/reading groups on language variation and language change in its social context.

Semantics Group

Watch this space for a new Semantics research group website coming soon! We’re interested in semantics and its interfaces with syntax and pragmatics. Many of us are also into semantic questions in first-language acquisition and psycho- and neurolinguistics. Or, for non-linguists: we’re interested in how linguistic meaning works—in what words mean, how their meanings are built up into the meanings of sentences, how speakers interpret sentences in the context in which they’re said or written, and ultimately how humans manage to unconsciously know all this stuff.

Phonology and Phonetics Group

The Michigan State University (MSU) Phono Group specializes in research on the Phonology and Phonetics of human languages.

Neurolinguistics Lab

Our lab is interested in the ways in which linguistic representations relate to online processing. To investigate these relations, we use a variety of behavioral and neurolinguistic approaches, with a particular emphasis on electrophysiology (EEG). Although we examine a range of phenomena, the current focus is on the various syntactic, semantic, and morphological aspects involved in the processing of compounds in a variety of languages, including Icelandic, German and English.

Language Acquisition Lab

The main focus of our research is how young children learn their first languages.