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.
I am a recent graduate of University of Massachusetts Amherst where I completed a joint major in Linguistics and Psychology and minors in Latin and Russian. My primary research interests focus on the time course of- and interaction between syntactic and semantic processing. I am also interested in the role that prosody plays at various stages of processing.
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 fifth year graduate student in UCLA's linguistics department. I use experimental methods to test theoretical predications pertaining to morphological and syntactic issues. My current interests focus on theories of phi-features and (A-)movement phenomena. Outside of experimental work, I am committed to using fieldwork to address questions of linguistic theory.
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'm a fourth year undergraduate student from the Bay Area majoring in Linguistics. My interests include neurolinguistics, language processing, language evolution, and birdsong.
In my free time, I enjoy traveling, cooking, playing various instruments, and going to classic car shows.
I’m a fourth year undergraduate from Sacramento, with a psychobiology major with a linguistics minor. I’m relatively new to linguistics in general, but I’m interested in language development and acquisition, and I hope to end up as a speech pathologist or neurologist.
In my free time I love tutoring kids, hanging out with friends, and dancing!
I am a fifth year Linguistics and Psychology major with several years of computer science study. Language and human cognition are fascinating. Consequently, I am pursuing a post graduate occupation in either the mental health field or some form of language and communications work within the FBI.
When I'm not juggling school work, or trying to act the Gatsby socialite, I'm playing with my rescue cat, scuba diving, dancing, or reading a book.
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 a third (and final) year undergraduate student from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, pursuing a double major in Psychology and Linguistics. My primary research interests lie in phonological typology and optimality theory. However, I have found that UCLA classes continue to broaden my interests, and in this regard I have been motivated to explore the processes of language learning, models of memory, and the application of formal logic to semantic theory.
In my free time, I enjoy playing or listening to jazz and metal music, in addition to watching my beloved New York Yankees!
I’m a fourth year undergraduate from *all over the place* majoring in Linguistics and Computer Science. I’m primarily interested in language acquisition and language processing, and my dream is to pursue a career in NLP!Outside of the lab, I spend my time learning languages (currently studying a sixth!) and dancing (don’t check YouTube).
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 fourth year undergraduate from Malaysia, currently pursuing a major in Linguistics and English. My interests change every quarter because I keep on discovering more fascinating subfields of linguistics with each class. By and large though, I enjoy learning about child language development and second language acquisition.
In my free time, I love to hike, attend free concerts in LA, and try new (and affordable) restaurants!
I’m a first year student from the Bay Area majoring in Linguistics & Computer Science. I continually find new interests within linguistics and right now am fascinated by language processing and psycholinguistics.
In my free time, I enjoy cooking, exploring, and playing with my dog.
I'm a first year Linguistics & Computer Science student from Dublin, California. My main interest is the application of deep learning to natural language processing. Joining this lab helped me understand the psychological basis behind language processing, which is valuable in conversion between text and speech, another interest of mine.
When I'm not coding or sounding words out until they don't seem like words anymore, I'm watching The Office, playing Fortnite with my friends, or spending 3 hours deciding which dining hall to eat at.
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 fourth year undergraduate student from Big Bear, California, majoring in Linguistics and Computer Science. My academic interests include language processing, syntax, and machine learning applied to natural speech algorithms. I plan to continue on to graduate school after graduation and work in the research field.
Outside of the lab, you might find me traveling the world or belting out Beyonce with my a cappella group. If I'm not there, I'm probably in bed watching Netflix with my cat.
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.
I'm a third year undergraduate from San Diego, majoring in Linguistics and Scandinavian Languages. My interests include language acquisition, language processing, sociolinguistics, and Germanic languages.
Outside of the lab, I enjoy traveling, baking, reading, and playing with my dogs.