My research interests primarily concern how lexical, grammatical, and prosodic information affects comprehension in real-time sentence processing, including wh-questions, center-embedded sentences, and long-distance dependencies triggered by cataphora. My dissertation examined how lexical and structural biases affect the parser’s behavior upon encountering a locally ambiguous string. I’ve also worked on inter- language/talker differences in pitch and speech spectra, processing of gapped constructions, and the inter-phonemic acoustics of singing.

Outside of the lab, you can find me riding my bike, designing graphics for t-shirts and the like (check out “Party Chomsky“!), or doing various other normal human activities.