Professor Aditi Lahiri previously had an ESRC project with Dr Linda Wheeldon to investigate phonological encoding in language production, one of the issues being the relationship between the time it takes to begin an utterance and the nature of the initial constituent which the speaker plans to articulate.

Research on language comprehension addresses the nature of the phonological representation in the mental lexicon. Typically, behavioural reaction time experiments, as well as EEG studies, may be conducted to address a variety of these research issues.