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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 for Central Asian languages (currently Azerbaijani, Dari, Kazakh, Kurmanji, Kyrgyz, Mongolian, Pashto, Persian, Sorani, Tajiki, Turkmen, Turkish, Uyghur and Uzbek). He is also an Assistant Professor of Turkic and Central Asian Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition in the Department of Central Eurasian Studies (CEUS) at Indiana University.
Most generally, his research involves both formal phonology and second language acquisition, focusing on Turkic languages. More specifically, he is focused on prosody, prosody-morphology interface, prosody-syntax interface, autosegmental phonology, and second language acquisition of these phenomena. He is also the Director of IU's Turkic and Central Asian 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 leading journal of the sub-discipline of phonology; more general linguistics journals, such as Linguistics, Glossa/Lingua, The Linguistic Review, and top journals in second language acquisition (e.g. Second Language Research) and language acquisition in general (e.g. Language Acquisition), as well as area-specific journals (such as Turkic Languages) and volumes/books (such as Second Language Acquisition of Turkish).