I am currently a post-doctoral researcher in the Aphasia Research Laboratory at Purdue University under the direction of Dr. Jiyeon Lee. I am interested in linguistic theory, word order alternations, information structure, and message-structure mapping processes in persons with aphasia. I use experimental methods including scalar acceptability judgements, forced-choice tasks, self-paced reading, and eye-tracking. I am particularly interested in internet-based experiments that use these and similar methods. The Big Theoretical Issues that I like to think about are the existence and nature of construction-specific grammatical constraints, the interface between grammatical knowledge and language production/comprehension processes, what acceptability judgements can and cannot tell us about the nature of grammatical knowledge, what we can learn from the (lack of) isomorphism between acceptability judgements and other dependent measures, and when/whether/how gradient patterns of acceptability should be incorporated into linguistic representations of syntactic constructions.
I completed my PhD in Linguistics at Purdue University in May of 2021. My dissertation examined the effect of discourse-contextual variables on the processing of English ditransitive constructions by monolingual English speakers and bilingual English speakers using internet-based acceptability judgement, two sentence forced choice, and self-paced reading tasks. As a PhD student I was a member of the the Purdue Experimental Linguistics Lab led by Dr. Elaine J. Francis.