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Center for Language Research

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Professors in the CLR have a variety of research interests and publish widely. Some of them have their own labs and supervise undergraduate and/or graduate students there, while others carry out their research in the classroom or in other venues. Professors in the CLR have a proven track record of successful grant applications at the national, prefectural, and university-internal levels.

Some CLR members are involved in research on Project-Based Language Learning (PBLL). See more information here: PBLL.


Various sources of funding exist for CLR professors and we have been very successful at obtaining funding at all levels: (1) funding at the national government level - a.k.a. "kakenhi", (2) funding at the Fukushima prefectural level - a.k.a "kenzaidan", and (3) funding available internally at the U of Aizu - "Competitive Research Funding".

A list of all grants that current CLR members hold, or have held, can be found here: CLR GRANTS.


A list of some selected publications by current CLR professors can be found here: PUBLICATIONS.


Within the CLR, there are currently 4 labs: the CLR Phonetics Lab, the Technical Communication Lab, the Texts and Tools (TNT) Lab, and the Speech Communication Lab.