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General Questions

If you have any questions or would like to find out more about the Purdue Experimental Linguistics Lab (ExLing), please feel free to contact either: Elaine J. Francis (Lab Director) at ejfranci@purdue.edu or Vanessa Sheu (Ph.D. Student) at sheuv@purdue.edu.

Prospective Graduate Students

Please note that individual faculty are not able to admit students for M.A. or Ph.D. Graduate admission decisions are made by the Graduate Committee of the Linguistics Department. If you are interested in applying to the M.A. or Ph.D. program in Linguistics at Purdue, please carefully read the information for prospective students on the Linguistics Department website to see whether the program meets your needs. Questions about the graduate program can be directed to the Head of Department, Prof. Alejandro Cuza or to graduate secretary Brandi Plantenga at bplante@purdue.edu.

If you are interested in possibly working with Elaine Francis, please read the lab webpages and some of her papers first, and then contact her directly by email at ejfranci@purdue.edu about your interest well before the December 15 application deadline. While she is happy to email or talk with you about your research interests and whether they are a good fit for her lab, she will be unable to provide specific feedback on your application materials. 

Prospective Undergraduate Interns, Research Assistants, and Postdocs

We are not actively recruiting undergraduate research interns at this time. However, if you are a Purdue student in the College of Liberal Arts, there may be opportunities in the future through the Wilke research internship program, which provides a $500 stipend and 2 research credits for one semester of research participation. If there is a Wilke position available, this will be noted on our Recruitment page.

The lab currently has no paid positions available for undergraduate or graduate research assistants or for postdoctoral researchers. If such positions become available, they will be posted on our Recruitment page.