Research

My research focuses on the processes underlying language comprehension, in particular:

1. How to readers combine the words they read to form a coherent understanding of the sentence(s) they are reading?

2. How do second-language learners differ from native speakers of a language in the way they read sentences?

3. (with Ratree Wayland): How do non-native speakers of a language learn to distinguish among sounds that do not occur in their own language?

The main experimental techniques I use are behavioral techniques, such as self-paced reading and questionnaire studies, and electrophysiology. Please see my lab website for more information.