Welcome! I am an all-but-dissertation PhD student at the UCLA Department of Linguistics specializing in first language acquisition. Within my dissertation, my primary interest is in how general cognitive processes, such as working memory and executive function, can influence language development. More broadly, I am interested in how data can inform us about human cognition and behavior.
Currently, I am developing a computational model of early sentence processing in tandem with more general cognitive constraints that arise early in development. In another project, I am investigating how the integration of multimodal input can lead to successful learning of complex verbs.
Previously, I led a project phonetically annotating a corpus of infant-directed speech to produce the largest corpus of its type and level of detail. As part of this project, I am now developing a data visualization tool that allows non-specialists to explore the nature of children's early language input.
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