Members

Directors


Graduate Students

  • Sara Sanchez-Alonso
    sara.sanchez.alonso(at)yale.edu
    Project: Conceptual Structure Retrieval, Experimental Approaches to Semantic Change
  • Martín Fuchs
    martin.fuchs(at)yale.edu
    Project: Experimental Approaches to Semantic Change
  • José Ramón Sabín Lestayo
    jose.sabinlestayo(at)yale.edu
    Project: Experimental Approaches to Semantic Change
  • Muye (Andy) Zhang
    muye.zhang(at)yale.edu
    Projects: Experimental Approaches to Semantic Change; Conceptual Structure Retrieval

Collaborators (in alphabetical order)


Former Members

  • Laura DiNardo, Lab Manager, 2014-2015. 
    Projects: Conceptual Structure Retrieval (EEG).
  • Emily Foster Hanson, Lab Manager, 2009-2012.
    Projects: Context and Lexical Enrichment (fMRI, EEG), Conceptual Structure Retrieval (Self-Paced Reading, fMRI), Processing of Novel Metonymy (EEG)

Former Visiting Fellows

  • Viviana Haase. Visiting Fellow from Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Spring 2017.
  • Chen-Pei Lin. Language-Cognition Lab Exchange Program Fellow from the National Tsing Hua University, Fall 2015.
  • Christin Schätzle. Visiting Fellow from the University of Konstanz, Fall 2015.
  • Kathleen Schumann. Language-Cognition Lab Exchange Program Fellow, Fall 2011. Project: Processing of So and Like as Focus Markers in Informal Spoken Language. 
  • Mosang Zhang. Fulbright Scholar, 2011-2012.

Graduate Dissertations

  • Yao-Ying Lai (Ph.D.) 2010-2017. The complement coercion phenomenon: implications for the model of sentence processing.
  • Petra (Burkhardt) Schumacher (Ph.D.) 2000-2004. Representation and Interpretation at the Syntax-Discourse Interface: Establishing Dependency.

Graduate Alumni

  • Ilkyu Kim, 2011 (Qualifying paper). Referent Introduction in the Narratives of Korean Children.
  • Argyro Katsika, 2010 (Qualifying paper). Complement Coercion: Evidence from Eye Movements.
  • Jennifer Mack, 2005-2007 (Qualifying paper). Coercion and Predicate Integration in the Dynamic Composition of Event Structure.
  • Junkyu Lee, 2004-2005.
  • Dina Brun, 2001 (Qualifying paper). Comprehension of Quantified Expressions.

Undergraduate Honors Theses

  • 2017. Christopher Paolini (Linguistics). Completed cakes: Experimental evidence for a property-sensitive analysis of [completed] and [finished] in the “coercion” configuration.
  • 2015. Justin Moore (Linguistics). Evaluating Approaches to Light Verb Argument Structure.
  • 2014-2015. Laura DiNardo (Linguistics). Competing Analyses of Complement Coercion: New Evidence from Behavioral and Electropsychophysiological Methods.
  • 2013-2015. Maria Ratskevich (Cognitive Science). The Implications of a Gradient Cognitive Model of Possession and Ownership Concepts for the Theoretical Approach of Developmental Research on Ownership: A Linguistic Critique.   
  • 2013-2015. Andy Zhang.
    • (Cognitive Science). The Development of Metonymic Processing.
    • (Linguistics). Contextual Effects on the Interpretation of Have: A Self-Paced Reading Study.
  • 2013. Phoebe Gaston (Linguistics). Syntactic error processing in bilingualism: an analysis of the Optional Infinitive stage in child language acquisition.
  • 2013. Cameron Best (Linguistics). Spatial Processing and Pronominal Resolution in American Sign Language (Reaction Time, ERP).
  • 2009-2012. Emily Foster-Hanson (Linguistics). The Time-Course of Processing Novel Metonymy: A Self-Paced Reading Study.
  • 2008-2010. Amy Li (Psychology). The Processing of Light Verbs: Evidence from Eye Movements.
  • 2008-2009. Emily Finn (Linguistics). An fMRI Investigation of Intermediate Structure.
  • 2007-2008. Nancy Liang (Cognitive Science). Morpho-syntactic acquisition in adult second language learners: The distance-difficult relation model.
  • 2007-2008. Jordan Schnaps (Cognitive Science). Nominal Control as Semantic Composition.
  • 2007-2008. Michael Shvartsman (Linguistics). Adjudicating between linguistic theory types based on evidence from priming: the case of successive cyclicity.
  • 2006-2007. Elizabeth D. Johnson [Casserly] (Linguistics). The Phonological Lexicon: Gesture or Feature Based? A Sensorimotor Adaptation Investigation.
  • 2006-2007. Carol Duh (MCDB). The Link Between Semantic Composition and Left Posterior Temporal Damage in Alzheimer’s Disease.
  • 2005-2008. Jessie Ellner (Linguistics). Functional Categories in English and German Broca’s Aphasia Production.
  • 2005-2006. Shevaun Lewis (Cognitive Science). Long-distance dependencies: re-visiting the modularity of the syntactic system hypothesis.
  • 2003-2004. Justin C. Cohen (Cognitive Science). Evaluating language comprehension in dementia of the Alzheimer’s type: Applying evidence from the study of aphasic patients’ conceptual linguistic abilities.
  • 2003-2004. Kively Vezani (Cognitive Science). The object/substance distinction and mental representations: an objective/substantive look at the perceptual-cognitive interface.