Collaborators

Chia-Hsuan_Liao Chia-Hsuan Liao is a PhD student in Linguistics. She’s currently working with William and Phoebe on an fMRI study on argument structure and an MEG study on syntactic prediction. She’s especially interested in thematic role processing, tone sandhi, and second language acquisition.

Phoebe_GastonPhoebe Gaston is a PhD student in Linguistics. She’s working with William and Chia-Hsuan on an fMRI study on argument structure and an MEG study on syntactic prediction. Phoebe is broadly interested in syntactic structure building.

Mina_HirzelMina Hirzel is a PhD student in Linguistics. She is interested in developing neural measures of syntactic acquisition in kids and is working with Natalia on an EEG investigation of the time-frequency signatures (a la Ding et al. 2016 Nature Neuroscience) of basic syntactic structure building.

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Hanna Muller is a PhD student in Linguistics. She is interested in many areas of sentence processing with an emphasis on interpretative mechanisms, from incremental processing of negation to verb prediction, and works with a variety of methods.

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Jeff Green is a PhD student in Linguistics. As part of our ‘Submarine’ group with Alexander Williams and Mike McCourt, he’s currently using EEG to investigate anaphora processing and to look for neural measures that might distinguish syntactic and non-syntactic anaphoric dependencies.

Michael_McCourtMike McCourt is a PhD student in Philosophy. As part of our ‘Submarine’ group with Alexander Williams and Jeff Green, he’s currently using EEG to investigate anaphora processing and to look for neural measures that might distinguish syntactic and non-syntactic anaphoric dependencies.

Eric_PelzlEric Pelzl is a PhD student in Second Language Acquisition. He is using EEG to investigate the extent to which highly proficient L2 Mandarin speakers with excellent offline performance actually process L2 features accurately in more natural contexts. He’s also examining the mechanisms by which native speakers adapt to L2 Mandarin accents and tonal errors.

Nur_KaratasNur Basak Karatas is a PhD student in Second Language Acquisition. She is currently planning an EEG study and a production study to examine the online sentence processing used to navigate the complex Turkish case system in native and advanced L2 speakers.

Anna_NamystAnna Namyst is our long-time research assistant and current MEG lab manager. She has worked on countless phenomena from non-native allophone discrimination in MEG to lexical prediction in fMRI, but she’s currently putting a lot of her heart into a study with Sol Lago examining the timecourse of pronoun resolution with EEG.

Bethany_DickersonBethany Dickerson is a Baggett Fellow in Linguistics. She is working on an EEG study of syntactic prediction maintenance cost across multiple construction types.

  

Faculty

Alexander Williams, Jeff Lidz, Colin Phillips, Bill Idsardi, Ming Xiang, Akira Omaki, Matt Wagers, Gina Kuperberg, Phil Holcomb, Matti Hamalainen, Alexandre Gramfort, Suiping Wang, Marina Bedny

Previous Advisees

Zoe_SchlueterZoe Schlueter– former PhD student, now a postdoc at the University of Edinburgh

Natalia_LapinskayaNatalia Lapinskaya – former MEG lab manager, now a PhD student at McMaster University

  

Jon_BurnskyJon Burnsky– former research assistant, now a PhD student at UMass

William MatchinWilliam Matchin – former neurosyntax postdoc, now a postdoc at UC San Diego

  

Sol_LagoSol Lago – former PhD student, now a postdoc at the Potsdam Research Institute for Multilingualism

  

WingYee_ChowWing Yee Chow – former PhD student, now a Lecturer in Experimental Linguistics at University College London (UCL)

  

Elizabeth_NguyenElizabeth Nguyen – former MEG lab manager, now a PhD student in Neuroscience at the University of Cincinnati.

  

Allison_FogelAllison Fogel  – former research assistant, now a PhD student in Cognitive Psychology at Tufts University.

  

Amina_IroAmina Iro  – Eleanor Roosevelt High School intern, now at the University of Wisconsin.

  

Uchenna_Uzomah Uchenna Uzomah – Eleanor Roosevelt High School intern, now at the University of North Carolina.