My research program involves experimental
investigations of spoken
languages. Specifically, I address three areas that are central to understanding the nature of the cognitive processes and representations that enable listeners to understand language and recognize spoken words.
(1) Lexical representation – what information about a word is stored in memory? And how is this information stored?
(2) Lexical access – how is this stored information retrieved during word recognition?
(3) First and second language acquisition – how and to what extent do these processes differ between native and non-native language processing? And what can second language learners do to achieve more native-like processing?
I am the Director and Principle Investigator of the Language Acquisition, Processing, and Pedagogy (LAPP) Lab. Please visit the LAPP website to find out more about our research.