Vol. 12, No. 2
Barbara Conboy, LCD graduate student, received a dissertation grant from the UC Linguistic Minority Research Institute, "Patterns of Language Growth in Early Bilingual Development."
Peter Jusczyk from Johns Hopkins University, Department of Psychology will give a talk on "Infants' segmentation and recognition of words" on December 5, 2000 at 1:30 pm in CSB 003.
New Fellowship Recipients:
CRL has awarded two post-doctoral fellowships on our NIH training grant, "Language, Communication, and the Brain" for the 2000-2001 academic year:
Kara Federmeier is Year 2000 PhD graduate of the UCSD Department of Cognitive Science. In her dissertation, Kara used event-related brain potentials (ERP) to study sentential effects on the recognition and comprehension of related or unrelated pictures and words. In her postdoctoral year, she will continue to study how meaning is represented and accessed in the brain, combining ERP and behavioral techniques with functional magnetic resonance imaging.
Robert Thornton is a Year 2000 graduate from the University of Southern California, with a PhD in Cognitive Psychology. His research interests are in experimental psycholinguistics, specifically examining sentence-level comprehension and production. At UCSD, he will work with Jeff Elman and other faculty, combining psycholinguistic studies with neural network modeling.
CRL will provide graduate student fellowships for six students for the 2000-2001 academic year from the NIH training grant, "Language, Communication, and the Brain":
- Analia Arevalo, Language & Communicative Disorders
- David Groppe, Cognitive Science
- Jelena Jovanovic, Cognitive Science
- Elizabeth Oster, Language & Communicative Disorders
- Lloyd Slevc, Psychology
- Mieko Ueno, Linguistics
Meet some of our visitors:
Antonella Devescovi from the University of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy is here in August.
Simone Bentrovato arrives in August for one year from the University of Rome "La Sapienza" to work on the Aphasia project.
Magda Krupa-Kwiatkowski contiues her work with Beverly Wulfeck at the PCND. Renate Zangl from Austria is working with Elizabeth Bates and Debbie Mills at PCND.
Anna Szekely, from the ELTE, BTK in Hungary, returned to CRL this summer to work on picture naming in Hungarian.
Elena Andonova and Armina Janyan from the New Bulgarian University in Sofia are here for August to collaborate on the cross-linguistic studies in aphasia project for the Bulgarian langauge.
Esther Pascual, a Fulbright Scholar from Barcelona, Spain is visiting jointly CRL and the Department of Cognitive Science for this academic year.
Tatiana Akhutina visited this June from Moscow State University, preparing two articles on language processing in Russian-Speaking aphasics (with Elizabeth Bates and Maria Polinsky).
Tamar Gollan will be here for another year, continuing her postgraduate studies on lexical access in bilinguals.
Zhijun (David) Wen & Guiling (Gloria) Hu are visiting CRL for the 1999-2000 academic year, from the Guangdong University of Foreign Studies. They are preparing several articles for the Chinese audience on recent theoretical advances in emergentism, connectionism, and dynamical systems as alternatives to the Chomskian paradigm. They are also interested in our ongoing studies of language processing in bilinguals.