I’m a postdoctoral associate in Cognitive Science at Yale University. Speaking very broadly, my research investigates the unique capacity that humans have to understand an infinite number of sentences that we’ve never heard before (semantics), how we incorporate contextual information into these meanings (pragmatics), and how we ever learn all of this (acquisition). I’m especially interested in what we can learn about meaning by studying language in the visual/manual modality, such as in American Sign Language. My background is in math and theoretical linguistics, and in my research I make balanced use of theoretical frameworks for hypothesis creation while using current psycholinguistic experimental methods for gathering data.
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