The Center for Language Science (CLS) is an interdisciplinary group of linguists, psycholinguists, applied linguists, speech-language pathologists, speech scientists, and cognitive neuroscientists who share an interest in language acquisition and bilingualism. Our many national and international collaborations bring distinguished visitors to the Penn State campus, and provide opportunities for our students to gain valuable research experience at other universities both nationally and abroad.  Navigate through the links to learn more about the individuals that form our community.

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Frances Blanchette
Assistant Director, Center for Language Science
Associate Research Professor of Psychology
Branch Coordinator, Bilingualism Matters @ Penn State
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Professor of German and Linguistics
Director of Linguistics Program
Associate Director of the Center for Language Science
Janet  van Hell
Director, Center for Language Science
Professor of Psychology and Linguistics



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