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Lindsay Griener
CCP Coordinator


I’m the point person for the lab – you’ll hear from me if you call or email, and I help organize the facilities, equipment, and our Ling 375 course.  I did my undergrad here ages ago, and my research focused on locative constructions in Cree.

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Juhani Järvikivi
CCP Director and Professor


I do experimental psycholinguistics. I study language processing, mostly lexical and sentence/discourse comprehension, but I am interested in spoken language in general. Among other things, I am currently interested in investigating how young children and adults process reference across the life-span given the time constraints of normal conversation, and how this is modulated by affect, social cognition, and personality traits.

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Stephanie Archer


My research focuses on infant speech perception and the early stages of language development. I am interested in how speech affects an infant’s perceptual system and what types of information are useful in word learning.

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Anja Arnhold


I work on prosody using a laboratory phonology approach. In particular, I have been researching how different languages use prosody to express information structure. My most recent work concentrates on how prosody interacts with other areas of grammar, especially syntax, in marking contrast, topic or the distinction between focus and background.

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Herbert L. Colston


I primarily study figurative/indirect language and its use & comprehension. I am also interested in structural influences on language comprehension and function, as well as multimodality and metalinguistic interactions with language comprehension and use.

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Evangelia (Lila) Daskalaki


I study the linguistic and environmental factors that shape the bilingual development of heritage speakers. I am particularly interested in the acquisition of syntax and its interfaces with morphology and discourse-pragmatics.

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Johanne Paradis


I study bilingual acquisition, second language acquisition and developmental language disorders in children.  I am primarily interested in children learning English as a second language from immigrant and refugee families: How these children approach native-speaker competence, the factors explaining why some individual children learn English faster than others, and the unique language profiles of English second language children with developmental disorders, such as specific language impairment and autism spectrum disorder.

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Kasandra Calkins
Graduate Student (MSc)


My research revolves around foreign accent perception and intergroup relations. I am particularly interested in the individual differences and circumstance contributing to modifications in accent perception.

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Dalia Cristerna-Roman
Graduate Student (PhD)


My research interests are in psycholinguistics and syntax. I will be working in the interpretation and processing of pronouns and implicit causality in English and Spanish first language and heritage speakers. I am also interested in syntax in Romance languages.

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Stephanie H-Thrasher (she/her)
Graduate Student (PhD)


I work on social language processing, using intersectional methods from psycholinguistics and sociolinguistics. I’m particularly interested in how individual personality and political differences interact with our ability to understand gender stereotypes.

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Hannah Lam
Graduate Student (PhD)


My research interests lie primarily at the intersection of bilingual acquisition and nominal reference. In other words, I’m currently investigating how speakers of different or multiple languages (bi-/multilinguals) learn to refer to entities out in the world, and what individual background factors play a role.

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Veranika Puhacheuskaya
Graduate Student (PhD)


My major interests are in the fields of psycho- and neurolinguistics. Broadly speaking, I am interested in how and when cognitive systems that support language interact with other systems, such as those that support social cognition, moral valuation, affect, and the like. I will work on non-linguistic factors that influence spoken language anticipation, focusing on sociopolitical attitudes and implicit stereotypes. My other topics of interest include language-mediated visual attention, mental lexicon, and bilingualism.

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Vera Xia
Graduate Student (PhD)


I am interested in psycholinguistic perspectives on bilingual acquisition, with my proposed doctoral research focusing on syntactic priming as an implicit learning strategy in heritage speakers. I have previously worked on intervention effects in the processing of relative clauses by ESL speakers.

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Elizabeth Assefa
Undergraduate Student (Hons)


My research is focused around the areas of emotional inferencing and accented speech processing. More specifically, I am interested in how individual personality differences may influence emotional inferences made from native and foreign accented speech.

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Taylor Lundstrom
Undergraduate Research Assistant


I am a fourth year student, majoring in both psychology and linguistics. Currently, I am assisting in psycholinguistic research. My primary interests are in speech difficulties and disorders as well as in the cognitive processes that occur during childhood language acquisition.

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