Ryan Lepic, PhD

I'm a post-doctoral scholar in the Goldin-Meadow Laboratory at the University of Chicago, and my PhD is in Linguistics, from the University of California, San Diego.

I study how new words are made and understood (morphology) and how language varieties emerge and change (socio/historical linguistics).

I also research the grammatical structure of sign languages. Sign languages are typically quite young, and are often in contact with other languages. These properties (and more!) make sign languages indispensable for understanding language variation and change.

Updates

October 2018

Wow, I guess it's winter now! I'm gearing up to present some work on compounding in ASL at HDLS-13 in early November, and I'll also be at LSA-93 in January.

August 2018

I'm back from a very busy summer! I presented my post-doctoral project at ISGS-8, and usage-based analyses of ASL constructions at ICCG-10 and Sign CAFE.

April 2018

I'm pleased to announce that my contribution to Geert Booij's edited volume, The Construction of Words: Advances in Construction Morphology is now available online and in print!

April 2017

I've moved cross-country for a post-doc in the Goldin-Meadow lab at the University of Chicago. I'm contributing to the lab's on-going research on the role of gesture in math learning.