Linguistic research is often a group enterprise, and Linguistics faculty collaborate with advanced undergraduate students in a wide variety of research projects. As an undergraduate researcher, you might examine the speech habits of everyday speakers of American English or help to analyze the grammatical structures of endangered languages spoken in Africa or the Americas. The Department offers research tools that include equipment for video data collection, software for speech analysis and electronic databases of speech and texts in many languages. Many LING majors have received funding from the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program for collaborative research with LING faculty.