Welcome to DSIT

The Discourse and Social Interaction and Translation (DSIT) Laboratory was set up in 2013 to support the research agendas of faculty and students interested in discourse analysis, social interaction and translation, broadly conceived.

Supporting faculty of the DSIT Lab do pure and applied, inter-disciplinary and cross-linguistic research on various first, second, or heritage languages. We are united in the belief that the study of language (whether in its spoken or written forms), social interaction and discourse (and, by extension, learning, which is often a socially situated, as well as a cognitive, activity) can provide us with fundamentally important insights into what it means to be human.  We are all concerned with issues that have a universal, inter-disciplinary, and cross-linguistic appeal.  We are also all committed to the importance of doing empirical research.  The DSIT Lab is designed to provide cutting edge technological support for faculty and students involved in all these different ways of constructing new knowledge about language use, acquisition, and translation studies.

If you are interested in knowing more about current DSIT lab activities, join our mailing list by sending an email to: uiucdsit@gmail.com