Ongoing Research

Miniature Language Learning

Investigating how adults learn languages, and relating learners' biases--which linguistic patterns they find easier or more

difficult to learn--to the distribution of language types across the world.

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Language Perception and Production

Experiments uncovering unconscious knowledge of language in native and non-native speakers, and investigating how

language users perceive syntactic, semantic, and phonological categories.

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Foreign Accents (Speech Accent Archive)

Collecting and analyzing a large set of speech samples from a variety of language backgrounds. Native and non-native

speakers of English read the same paragraph and are carefully transcribed.

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