students

Graduate students

Sammy Floyd (PhD expected ’21): Polysemy learning, processing, modeling in children, adults, ASD (joint with Casey Lew-Williams).  Congratulations on winning the University’s Proctor fellowship 2020-2021!

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Karina Tachihara (PhD expected ’21):  Competition effects in L1 and L2, memory and language (joint with Ken Norman). Congratulations on winning the William Orr Dingwall fellowship for her work on Language and Neuroscience, 2020-2021!

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Crystal Lee (U of Rochester ’18) social cues, accessibility and language (joint with Casey Lew-Williams) Congratulations on winning an NSF graduate student award!

Undergraduates

Grace Grady (Princeton, ’20, PSY):

Hi my name's Grace and I'm the Social Chair for Motown Sound! I'm a sophomore from Edgewater Park, NJ and a prospective psychology major. I play the flute, and I've loved Motown music since growing up listening to it with my father. Since he passed away, Motown has gained a lot of meaning for me, and I even have a tattoo devoted to my favorite Motown song: "What Becomes of the Broken Hearted" by Jimmy Ruffin.Congratulations on co-winning the Henderson prize for best undergraduate senior thesis in law for her thesis comparing the effects of dialect and race on judgments!

Serena Mon (Princeton ’20, PNI): Neuroscience of language

 Conventional metaphors are evoke more pupil dilation than carefully matched literal paraphrases or concrete, imageable sentences!   Winner of PNI’s Shapiro Prize for undergraduate research

Larissa Oliviera (Princeton ’21)

 What sorts of interventions can help ASD children learn vocabulary?

Recent Alumni

Rebecca Blevins (Princeton ’19): learning complex morphology; Howard Crosby award winner (’18)

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Ana Patricia Esqueda (Princeton ’19, PSY): L2 learning, grad school in education at U of Michigan

)  Knowledge of Spanish improves children’s ability to detect a probabilist gender distinction in an artificial language learning experiment. Younger, lower SES children who speak Spanish perform better than those reported in Schwab, Lew-Williams and Goldberg, 2018.

Sonia Ann Friscia (Princeton ’19, PSY): cross-situational learning

Increasing the coherence of scenes during exposure may facilitate cross-situational word learning. 

Alexia Hernandez (Princeton ’19, Linguistics): Generalizations; currently  PhD student in LIN @ Stanford

 Winner of best senior thesis in LIN, and the George Miller prize for best thesis in Cognitive Science! Numerical thresholds are not useful for predicting when a construction is productive. Five tests of a threshold proposal on kids and adults. 

Noe Claire Kong-Johnson (Princeton ’19, PNI): Modeling of similarity judgments; grad school in linguistics at U of Hawaii

 The order of presentation affects human judgements of similarity in word pairs. 

Sarah Reid (Princeton ’18): polysemy learning; grad school in computational linguistics at Washington!

Charlotte Jeppson (Princeton ’18): Clinical Psychology Award for her work on polysemy in ASD! Currently a graduate student at U of Iowa, Psychology!

Isaac Treves (Princeton ’19, PNI), grad school at BCS at MIT

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Amy Cutchin Freyberger (Princeton ’17)

Matthew Barouch (Princeton ’16) Winner of George Miller prize in Cognitive Science: investigated statistical learning in language and music while word learning.

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Danielle Ellis (Princeton ’16): do verb meanings change when verbs are used in different constructions?

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Jalisha Braxton (Princeton ’16): reasoning performance when writing vs. typing

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