We're currently looking for dedicated graduate and undergraduate students to work in our newly formed processing lab. Please contact Jesse Harris if you're interested.
My primary research in language processing incorporates methods from cognitive science to investigate how language users develop a sufficiently rich linguistic meaning during online comprehension. I've pursued a language processing model that relies on structural heuristics to recover meaning when required, but which may elect to leave some aspects of a representation underspecificied, if doing so is grammatically possible and computationally efficient.
Beyond that, I am interested in many other areas of cognition, including how cognitive processes compete for limited attentional resources, and the structure of the mental lexicon. I also work in formal semantics and pragmatics.
In my research, I conduct studies on human sentence processing with particular focus on processing of syntactic information. My research contributes significantly to the understanding of how second language learners use different kinds of linguistic information such as verb frequency information, lexical semantics, and prosody for structural analysis. I use many experiment techniques such as the self-paced reading paradigm, eye-tracking in reading, and eye-tracking with a visual world paradigm.
I'm a third year graduate student in UCLA's linguistics department. My research interests include information structure, the timescale of sentence processing in both production and comprehension, as well as the role of context in ambiguity resolution. In addition, I am interested in individual differences in linguistic processing.
I am a third year Ph.D. student in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. My research interests are centered around the involvement of prosody in human sentence processing, as well as the role of morphosyntactic and phonological cues in memory and retrieval. In addition, I am interested in how theoretical advances pertaining to the syntax-phonology interface can contribute to current online processing models.
I am a third year undergraduate student majoring in Linguistics and Psychology and hoping to minor in Disabilities Studies. I'm new to linguistics, but I'm excited to research and learn in order to apply this knowledge to become an SLP in the future.
Outside of the lab, I enjoy playing tennis and practicing ASL.
I am second year undergraduate student from China, formerly lived in Spokane, Washington, double majoring in Cognitive Science and Linguistics. I am interested in the interplay between language processing and cognition.
Outside of the lab, I enjoy reading, practicing meditation, traveling, hiking, and hanging out with friends.
I am a second year undergraduate student from Torrance, California, majoring in Linguistics & Computer Science and minoring in Cognitive Science. My interests lie in language acquisition and how human cognitive abilities can be applied to natural language processing.
In my free time, I enjoy listening to music and playing tennis!
I am second year undergraduate student from New York double majoring in Cognitive Science and Linguistics & Computer Science. My interests computational linguistics, language processing, and cognition.
Outside of the lab, I enjoy reading, finding new music to listen to, traveling, and hiking.
I am a second-year linguistics student from Andover, Massachusetts. My primary interests within linguistics are articulatory and acoustic phonetics, and I am also exploring the processes in the brain that allow for language to occur.
In my free time you may find me playing sudoku, video editing, listening to folk and blues, and reading.
I'm a third year linguistics major minoring in Spanish and anthropology. I'm fascinated by historical linguistics, formal semantics and grammar, and the finickiness of translation work. Outside of schoolwork and work-work, I spend what time I have reading, mapping, and playing the keyboard.
I’m a third year undergraduate student from Danville, California, majoring in Linguistics and Psychology and minoring in Applied Developmental Psychology. My interests include language acquisition and language processing. I hope to be able to use what I learn to become a speech pathologist.
In my free time, I love to travel, golf, play with my hamster, and hang out with friends!
I am a second-year undergraduate from New Jersey, planning on graduating in 2019. I am double majoring in Linguistics & Anthropology and English, with a minor in film. I am most interested in examining the ways language influences thought.Outside of the lab, my hobbies include tennis, hiking, and photography.