Welcome! I am currently an Assistant Professor in Department of Linguistics. My research interests reside in the domain of language processing and acquisition. In particular, my research focuses on the development of second language learners’ and bilinguals’ mental grammars.
My approach to language acquisition and processing is mainly experimental. In order to explore the mental grammar (or linguistic representation) of language users, I design and conduct experiments that examine the users’ language processing, using behavioral and neurophysiological (EEG) methods. However, my experimental work is informed by formal linguistics: The designs of my experiments are often built on syntactic and morphological analysis within the frameworks of widely accepted formal linguistic theories.