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 the infinite meanings (semantics) that we can convey with language, how these meanings change in different contexts (pragmatics) and vary across languages, and how we ever learn all of this (acquisition). I’m especially interested in what we can learn about meaning and its acquisition by studying sign languages like American Sign Language, and try to ensure that my projects addressing these questions are grounded in a strong theoretical linguistic framework while making use of current psycholinguistic experimental methods to gather data.
Information about individual projects can be found under the Research tab.
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Formal Semantics Beyond Spoken Language, in conjunction with SALT 2014