I am currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Linguistics at Purdue University, where I expect to graduate in August 2021. I am generally interested in syntax, psycholinguistics, bilingualism and experimental methods, with specific interest in syntactic alternations, sentence processing, and internet-based experiments. My current research focuses on the effects of discourse-contextual variables on the processing of syntactic alternations in English, and investigates the processing of the dative alternation and heavy NP shift by monolingual native English speakers and English speaking bilinguals. Using internet- based acceptability judgement, forced preference, and self-paced reading tasks, I hope to provided new insights into the factors that influence sentence comprehension by monolingual and bilingual English speakers in discourse.
I am an instructor for Introduction to Linguistics in the School of Languages and Cultures, and I am a member of the Purdue Experimental Linguistics Lab led by Dr. Elaine J. Francis.