· Second Language Acquisition · Psycholinguistics ·
· Morphology · Vocabulary · Reading ·
· Concurrent Memory Load, Working Memory Span, and Morphological Processing in L1 and L2 English [Dissertation] ·
What I do:
I study the nature of language knowledge. What does it mean to know a language? How do we achieve this formidable task? What cognitive abilities do we rely on when we learn and use language? To address these questions, I rely on psycholinguistic experimentation and various types of language tests.
I am particularly interested in adults learning and using a second language, but I collect both first and second language data from a range of ages.
My research focuses on three specific aspects of language knowledge:
- morphology (processing and awareness)
- lexical knowledge
- reading ability
Where I do it:
I currently hold the position of A. W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Modern Languages at Carnegie Mellon University, where I conduct research and teach in the Ph.D. and M.A. programs in Second Language Acquisition. [Link]
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