The lab has been pre-approved for API 197 Internship Credit by the Academic Internship Program at UCSD. If your major or minor is not Linguistics, you can now still earn academic credit working with us!
How do theoretical constructs correspond to cognitive reality? How do human learners’ behavior and formalist modeling connect?
Go here to find out what we think about it!
Wittenberg, Eva & Ray Jackendoff (2018). Formalist Modeling and Psychological Reality. Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism, 8:6, 787-791.
Today there was a nice (German 😉) article about one of our new projects in the regional news of Upper Franconia. Together with our collaborator Andreas Trotzke, we are launching a series of studies that investigate the grammatical system of a regional rural dialect in Bavaria, and a local newspaper interviewed Eva.
The UCSD Language Comprehension Lab will be represented at the 28th Colloquium on Generative Grammar 2018 in Tarragona, Spain, together with a long list of lovely co-authors, talking about priming argument structure at the Workshop “Ars-Ling: Argument Structure and Linguistic Processing”:
Bjorn Lundquist, Martin Corley, Antonella Sorace, Mai Tungseth, Eva Wittenberg and Gillian Ramchand: Adventures in Structural Priming: The Search for Effects of Argument Structure.
On Tuesday, March 6th, Eva gave a San Diego Nerd Nite talk on The World of Words at 32 North Brewing Co. What can we say — tip-of-the-tongue states are simply better with beer. Here is what Eva talked about:
Words are curious creatures. Ever looked for one and couldn’t find it? Where exactly did you look? Did you look for its sound or its meaning? Or did you accidentally create a Frankenword by misunderestimating how hard it is to put the parts of the words together? These are signs that you are utterly normal … but maybe it’d be good to learn a thing or two about words. We’re going to do just that.
How do speakers get from thought to language? How do comprehenders get from form to meaning? What is the best way to test our hypotheses on language and cognition?
Those are the questions that the Language Comprehension Lab at UCSD seeks to answer. We are especially looking for:
- native or near-native speakers of Hindi, Italian, Farsi, French, or German
- Computer Science, Linguistics, Psychology, or Cognitive Science majors or minors