Lab Members


Ming Xiang
PhD, MSU (2005)
mxiang [@] uchicago [.] edu
personal site




Jeff Geiger

jgeiger [@] uchicago [.] edu

personal site

Jeff is a PhD candidate interested in experimental pragmatics and the interfaces of pragmatics. His research focuses on the contribution of nonlinguistic information to the interpretation of anaphoric devices.


Julian Grove

juliang [@] uchicago [.] edu

personal site

Julian is interested in experimental studies of ellipsis, and in particular how ellipsis interacts with structural priming.


Sanghee Kim

sangheekim [@] uchicago [.] edu

personal site

Sanghee is a first year graduate student. Her particular focus in on sentence processing, semantics, and syntax. She is interested in language representation, language processing mechanisms, and their intertwined relationship.


Daniel Lam

dlam8 [@] uchicago [.] edu

Daniel is a first year graduate student. He is interested in memory-based models of language processing, as well as psycholinguistic approaches to investigating language evolution and origin.



Diane Rak


Eszter Ronai

ronai [@] uchicago [.] edu

personal site

Eszter is a third year graduate student interested in experimental syntax and semantics-pragmatics. She has worked on the role of pragmatics in speech perception, the processing of pragmatic inferences in context, as well as syntactic complexity.


Laura Stigliano

laurastigliano [@] uchicago [.] edu

personal site

Laura is a third year graduate student. She is interested in syntax and experimental syntax. In particular, she is working on islands and island repair by resumptive pronouns.


Graduate Students

Helena Aparicio – Postdoctoral Fellow, MIT Computational Psycholinguistics Lab (personal site)

Andrea Beltrama – Postdoctoral Scholar, Laboratoire de Linguistique Formelle (LLF) at Paris 7-Diderot (personal site)

Emily Hanink – Postdoctoral Fellow, The University of Manchester (personal site)

Yaron McNabb – Data Scientist, Anchormen (personal site)

Postdoctoral Researchers

Timothy Leffel – Research Scientist, NORC (personal site)

Christina Kim – Lecturer, Department of English Language and Linguistics, University of Kent (personal site)

Caroline Frazia – Research Associate, Conifer Research LLC (personal site)

Research Assistants

Alex Kramer – PhD student, Linguistics, University of Michigan

Steve SanPietro – Data Engineer, Centro (linkedin)

Lelia Glass – Visiting Assistant Professor, Georgia Tech (personal site)

Stefan Bartell – PhD student, Linguistics and Cognitive Science, University of Delaware

Genna Vegh – DMS student, University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine

Katina Vradelis – Curriculum Specialist, NoRedInk (linkedin)

Spencer M Watts – Product Analyst, (linkedin)