Associate Professor of Psychology and Linguistics
Research Associate, Learning Research and Development Center
University of Pittsburgh
My research focuses on the cognitive processes related to adult second language learning and use. One line of this research focuses on translation ambiguity, which occurs when a word has multiple translations. Another line of my research focuses on second language morpho-syntactic processing in relation to the similarities and differences between the native language and the second language. We use event-related brain potentials (ERPs) in addition to more traditional measures, such as reaction time and accuracy, to examine these issues.