Project funded by UW2020

Maryellen MacDonald has been awarded funding from UW2020 for a project that will test a new theory about an old question: What is special about human language? Her project seeks to link language syntax (the structure of sentences) and nonlinguistic actions, such as executing a sequence of steps in cooking, by harnessing…

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LCNL students participating in summer programs

We have great news and exciting summer plans to share! Mark Koranda has received a fellowship to to study sign language linguistics at the Lingusistics Society of America‘s Summer Institute. The summer institute will be held July 5th to August 1st, 2017 at the University of Kentucky. Steve Schwering and Elise Hopman…

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What They Are Saying

Mark Seidenberg’s book Language at the Speed of Sight has garnered some enthusiastic reviews in high places! New York Times: “Mr. Seidenberg makes a strong case for how brain science can help the teaching profession….  [He] has that rare knack of sounding reasonable and righteous at the same time.” Wall…

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Two abstracts accepted for CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing

“Producing during language learning affects comprehension” by Elise Hopman and Maryellen MacDonald, and “What can silent gestures reveal about word order?” by Mark Koranda and Maryellen MacDonald have been accepted for presentation (talk and poster, respectively) at the 30th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing to be held at MIT…

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Lab undergraduate wins department award

Congratulations to Teresa Turco, one of the undergraduate Research Assistants in our lab. Teresa is one of this year’s recipients of our department’s Bryan’s Aspiring Psychology Student awards. This is awarded to the students with top cumulative GPAs who have declared the psychology major in the past academic year. Teresa…

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Book!

Mark Seidenberg‘s book “Language at the Speed of Sight: How We Read, Why So Many Can’t, and What Can Be Done About It” will be published by Basic Books in January 2017.

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PREP summer project

Gabriela Zayas Alom, an undergraduate from the University of Puerto Rico – Rio Piedras, just finished her 10 week summer program within our lab as a PREP (Psychological Research Experience Program) student. Gabriela presenter her project, titled ‘Learning of gender versus number regularities by native speakers of English’ at the PREP…

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