Sandra Villata

Sandra Villata. My work primarily focuses on language processing and on the relation between grammar and parsing. The ultimate goal of my research is to build an integrated theory of language that brings together linguistic, psycholinguistic, and neurolinguistic theories, which I see as the defining problem for the field in the 21st century.

Nick Huang

Nick Huang. I am interested in the principles associated with well-formed linguistic representations and how they might be related to sentence processing and language acquisition. Much of my research deals with clauses, attitude predicates and modals, and locality, such as their role in locality phenomena such as island constraints and restructuring. At the same time, the form of clauses and the statement of locality restrictions vary across languages, often in subtle ways that pose major learning problems.

Graduate Students

Jayeon Park

Jayeon Park. My research program aims to deepen our understanding of syntactic theories using cross-linguistic data and formal experimental methods such as acceptability judgments and electroencephalography (EEG). I primarily work toward addressing some intriguing phenomena in syntax (e.g. locality issues), and and at the syntax-semantics interface, with the aim to identify linguistic representations at many various levels of analysis, including grammatical theories, sentence processing theories, and neurolinguistic theories.

Roberto Petrosino

Roberto Petrosino. My research program aims to identify the mechanisms underlying the processing of words as a way to understand how the smaller abstract units therein – that is, phonemes and morphemes – are organized in the mind. To this end, I use both behavioral measures (primarily, lexical decision tasks, including both the visual and auditory masked priming) and electrophysiological measures (specifically, EEG).

Emma Nguyen

Emma Nguyen. My research program primarily involves the in-depth investigation of how a child's learning environment interacts with human language learning and parsing mechanisms for successful development of the adult linguistic system. I take seriously the idea that understanding whether evidence for a certain type of linguistic knowledge is abundant or rare in the learning environment is important; formal theories rely on different learning mechanisms depending on what they posit about the nature of the child's input.

Pietro Cerrone

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Pasha Koval

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Yuta Tatsumi

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Nic Schrum

Nic Schrum. I am broadly interested in sentence-level syntax, prosody, parsing, and the interactions between all three, though I am also still finding my niche in the world. I like doing experiments, having worked with auditory production and comprehension, eye tracking, and most recently, EEG.


Jessamy Almquist

Jessamy Almquist. I am a Senior Data Scientist at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, with a Ph.D. in Psychology from the Department of Cognitive Sciences at the University of California, Irvine. I am passionate about understanding how people learn and develop skills critical to successful life outcomes, as well as how we can use modern analysis tools and technology to better serve students!

Laura Snider

Laura Snider. Laura is a content writer for Visible Body - a virtual anatomy technology company that empowers a greater understanding of the human body. VB's immersive technology is revolutionizing the way students learn, doctors practice, and everyday people explore the human body.

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