Skip to main content

 

 June 2024: Jennifer Arnold will present a poster at the conference Experiments in Linguistic Meaning at the University of Pennsylvania.

 

May 2024: Simantika Roy, Elaine Ye and Jennifer Arnold present posters at the Conference on Human Sentence Processing, Ann Arbor, MI.

 


May 2024: Congratulations to our Graduates! Congrats to Rowena (Wenqin) Luo, Nicholas Payst, Ranjani Venkatesh and Zach Vig who are Tarheel graduates!

Congratulations to Rowena who has been accepted into the Master of Arts Program in Social Science at the University of Chicago, where she will attend in the fall.

Congratulations to Zach Vig who has been accepted into the UNC Quantitative Psychology Ph.D. program where he will attend in the fall.

Congratulations to Ranjani Venkatesh who is beginning a new job in computer programming in Minneapolis.

Congrats also to former lab member Lucia Wang, who is graduating  with a Master of Public Health (MPH) from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, where she was a student in the Epidemiology department and did a certificate in Infectious Disease Epidemiology.

 

 

Congrats to Ranjani Venkatesh and Zach Vig for their first publication!  Gender Competition in the Production of Nonbinary They: https://escholarship.org/uc/item/0pp284w3

 

 

James Kesan, graduate student Fall 2023: Welcome James Kesan to the Ph.D. program!

 


May 2023: Congratulations to our Graduates! Congrats to Caitie Thompson, Kally Kumnick, Sai Soumya Gudipudi and Morgan Davis who are Tarheel graduates!

Congratulations to Caitie for accpeting a fellowship to attend the University of Georgia Masters of Public Health program, to Kally for accepting a job as research coordinator in the CAN-D lab (Cognitive Affective Neuroscience Development) at the University of Pittsburgh in the Department of Psychiatry, and to Soumya for starting a job as a registered behavioral therapist!

Congrats also to former lab member Leah Daniel, who is graduating from UNC this month with a dual masters in Public Health and Social Work!

 

Congrats to Avery Wall who is starting a new job at LearnPlatform in Raleigh!

 


Congrats to Elaine Ye for the publication of our review paper “Discourse-level adaptation in pronoun comprehension” in Language and Linguistic Compass! (Jan. 2023)

 


Congrats to Val Langlois and Sandy Zerkle for the publication of our paper “Does Referential Expectation Guide Both Linguistic and Social Constraints on Pronoun Comprehension?” in the Journal of Memory and Language!  (Dec. 2022)

 


Fall 2022: Welcome Simantika Roy and Feyza Nur Dik to the PhD program!

 


Eri Kakoki has accepted an offer to join the Masters program at UNC in Speech-Language Pathology. Congratulations!

 


May 2022: Elyce Johnson has successfully defended her dissertation. Congrats Dr. Johnson!

 


May 2022: Elaine (Yining) Ye has successfully defended her masters proposal. Congrats Elaine!

May 2022: Congrats to Elyce Johnson for receiving an honorable mention for the Ernest C. Davenport Award for Outstanding Psychological Research by a Student Who Enhances Diversity.

 

April 2022: Avery Wall has accepted a job as a Education-Techology Fellow at Curriculum Associates

 


Sayoni Ghosh has accepted an offer to attend graduate school at UNC Charlotte to pursue her PhD in Psychology. Congratulations Sayoni!

Lucia Wang has accepted an offer to attend graduate school at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University for the next two years pursuing an MPH in Epidemiology. Congratulations Lucia!

March 2022: Elyce’s paper “The Frequency of Referential Patterns Guides Pronoun Comprehension” has been accepted for publication at the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition. Congratulations Elyce!

January 2022: Our paper on the production of nonbinary “they” in articles was accepted for publication by Glossa: Psycholinguistics! Congrats to student co-authors Atziri Marquez (Swarthmore college), Jiefang Li (UNC lingusitics), and Genevieve Franck (Mt. Holyoke).

July 2021: Elyce Johnson’s masters thesis has been accepted for publication at Frontiers. Congratulations Elyce!

July 2021: Elyce Williams changed her name from Williams to Johnson! Same scientist, same great work, new name.

Jiefang Li graduates with her Masters in Linguistics at UNC. Congratulations Jiefang! Jiefang is heading to Brandeis in the fall to study computational linguistics.

June 4, 2021: Jennifer Arnold is elected the inaugural president of the Society for Human Sentence Processing

April 28, 2021: Kathryn Weatherford’s masters thesis has been accepted for publication at Cognition. Congratulations Kathryn!

May 15, 2021: Valerie Langlois graduates and receives her Ph.D. Congratulations Dr. Langlois, and good luck in your new position as a postdoc at UColorado!

April 28, 2021: Kathryn Weatherford’s masters thesis has been accepted for publication at Cognition. Congratulations Kathryn!

April 9, 2021: Elyce Williams has passed her comprehensive exam. Congratulations Elyce!

April 5, 2021: Valerie Langlois has successfully defended her dissertation, entitled “Investigating the role of distribution in syntactic comprehension.” Congratulations Val!

April, 2021: Lab member Avery Wall has been accepted to the University of Utah’s SPUR program (Summer Program for Undergraduate Research) in the Department of Psychology. Congratulations Avery!

March 9, 2021: Lab member Taylor Steele has accepted an offer to attend the University of Minnesota Law with a prestigious fellowship. Congratulations Taylor!

Lamar Richards February 25, 2021: Lab member Lamar Richards has been elected UNC’s Student Body President for 2021-2022. Congratulations Lamar! We will miss you as you move on to your new role as student campus leader.

February 23, 2021: Our paper “My pronouns are they/them: Talking about pronouns promotes singular they” has been accepted for publication in Psychonomic Bulletin and Review. (Arnold, Mayo, & Dong, 2021)

February, 2021: Val Langlois has been offered and accepted a postdoc at the University of Colorado, Boulder working on a project with Al Kim and Jared Novick. Congratulations Val!

 


February, 2021: Former lab member Lisa Dong has been accepted into the NC State Masters in Counseling program. Congratulations Lisa!

Heather Mayo February, 2021: Former lab member Heather Mayo has been accepted into the Scandinavian Studies Ph.D. program at the University of Madison, Wisconsin. Congratulations Heather!

December, 2020: Val Langlois received an NSF dissertation enhancement grant for her project “Investigating the role of distribution in syntactic comprehension”

December, 2020: Kathryn Weatherford defended her dissertation proposal:
“When does discourse connectivity matter for referential form? A test of the discourse connectivity hypothesis”