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Öner Özçelik is the Director of IU's Center for Languages of the Central Asian Region (CeLCAR), a Title VI National Language Resource Center funded by the Department of Education and focusing on creating pedagogically innovative language teaching materials (e.g. textbooks, online courses, smartphone apps) for Central Eurasian languages (currently Azerbaijani, Dari, Kazakh, Kurmanji, Kyrgyz, Mongolian, Pashto, Persian, Sorani, Tajiki, Turkmen, Turkish, Uyghur and Uzbek). He is also an Associate Professor of Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition in the Department of Central Eurasian Studies (CEUS) under the Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies at Indiana University.
Most generally, his research involves both formal phonology and second language (L2) acquisition. More specifically, he is focused on prosody, prosody-morphology interface, prosody-syntax interface, autosegmental phonology, and L2 acquisition of these phenomena, although his L2 acquisition research transcends phonology into syntax and semantics as well, concentrating on such issues as learnability and access to Universal Grammar. He is also the Director of IU's Central Eurasian Linguistics and Language Acquisition Lab where he conducts experimental research.
His research has been published in numerous leading linguistics and language acquisition journals, including Phonology, the flagship journal of the discipline of phonology; more general linguistics journals, such as Linguistics, Glossa, The Linguistic Review, and the flagship journals of second language acquisition (e.g. Second Language Research) and of language acquisition in general (e.g. Language Acquisition), as well as area-specific journals (such as Turkic Languages). He also serves as an Associate Editor for the high-impact linguistics/second language acquisition journal Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism.