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Achievements

 

ThesesAwards | Graduate Schools and Post-Bac Positions | Conference Presentations | Other

 


Theses

2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010

2017

Krysta Duquette. A comparison of the interpretation of definite plurals in L1 English, L1 French, and L2 French. Advisor: Viviane Déprez (Linguistics)

Anna Goldin: I suppose that I presuppose: An experimental investigation of factors affecting presupposition projection (High honors). Advisor: Prof. Kristen Syrett (Linguistics)

Sten Knutsen: Isolating the effect of the elusive verb stem vowel. Advisors: Prof. Karin Stromswold (Psychology) and Prof. Paul de Lacy (Linguistics)   (Interdisciplinary Honors thesis)

Laura Simon-Pearson: Assessing truth and knowledge: How children differ from adults in assessment of truth values and speaker knowledge (Highest honors). Advisor: Prof. Kristen Syrett (Linguistics)

Nicolaus Schrum: English was understood by the speaker: Passive sentence processing in non-native English speakers. Advisors: Prof. Karin Stromswold (Psychology) and Prof. Paul de Lacy (Linguistics)   (Interdisciplinary Honors thesis)

2016

Aldo Mayro. Locus and case of passive verb stem lengthening. Advisors: Prof. Karin Stromswold (Psychology) and Prof. Paul de Lacy (Linguistics) (Interdisciplinary Honors thesis)

Nicole Zarrillo. Morpho-syntactic vs. semantic (in)definiteness: Ranking and blocking effects in Russian and Brazilian Portuguese. Advisor: Prof. Veneeta Dayal (Linguistics)

2015

Emily Chen. The effects of differing phrase structures on Spanish-English code switching. Advisors: Prof. José Camacho and Prof. Liliana Sanchez. (Linguistics and Spanish and Portuguese)  (Interdisciplinary Honors thesis)

Melinh Lai. To kick or be kicked: Using acoustics as unconscious cues to the passive. Advisors: Prof. Karin Stromswold (Psychology) and Prof. Paul de Lacy (Linguistics) (Interdisciplinary Honors thesis)

Alexandra Nyman. The learnability of insertion and deletion. Advisor: Prof. Bruce Tesar (Linguistics)

Jessica Ray. Allophony and The Black Album: The linguistic and stylistic variation of Jay Z. Advisors: Prof. Paul de Lacy (Linguistics) and Prof. Becky Schulthies (Anthropology) (Interdisciplinary Honors thesis)

Jeremy Yeaton. The roles of context and prosody in disambiguating utterances with two negative expressions in French. Advisor: Prof. Viviane Déprez (Linguistics and French)

2014

Cara Feldscher. An OT analysis of Standard Mandarin Vowels. Advisors: Prof. Alan Prince (Linguistics) and Prof. Richard Simmons (Asian Languages and Cultures)

Timothy J Meo. Generating and Resolving Vague Color References. Advisors: Prof. Matthew Stone (Computer Science) and Prof. Roger Schwarzschild (Linguistics) (Interdisciplinary Honors thesis)

2013

Hannah Baker. An experimental investigation of the epistemic effect of the Spanish indefinite algún. Advisors: Prof. Kristen Syrett (Linguistics) and Liliana Sanchez (Spanish & Portuguese) (Interdisciplinary Honors thesis)

Michelle Marron. The effect of sound symbolism on gender cues in brand names. Advisor: Prof. Shigeto Kawahara (Linguistics)

2012

Taylor Lampton. A Case for Internal Movement of the Causative Verb Extension in Bantu Languages. Advisor: Prof. Ken Safir (Linguistics)

Kirsten Nisula. Perception of Auditory Cues for Sentence Disambiguation. (Psychology). Advisor: Prof. Kristen Syrett (Linguistics) and Prof. Julien Musolino (Psychology)

2011

Peter Fabian. Vowel alternations in Cuzco Quechua. Advisor: Prof. Akin Akinlabi (Linguistics) and Prof. Liliana Sánchez (Spanish & Portuguese)

Kelly Garvey. Testing the perceptibility of place of articulation of nasal and oral stops and the effect on assimilation. Advisor: Prof. Shigeto Kawahara (Linguistics)

Jesse Zymet. Parameters for Coordinative Compounding. Advisor: Prof. Mark Baker (Linguistics)

2010

Michael Opper. Morphophonology of Taiwan Hakka. Advisors: Prof. Paul de Lacy (Linguistics) and Prof. VanNess Simmons (Chinese).

 


Awards

2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 20122011 | 2010 2009 2008 

2017

Rachel Gambacorta. The Robert Jeffers Prize for Outstanding Contribution to the Linguistics Department

Laura Simon-Pearson. Henry Rutgers Scholar Award and Department of Linguistics Award for Academic Excellence

Sten Knutsen. Henry Rutgers Scholar Award

2016

Marla Durand. The Robert Jeffers Prize for Outstanding Contribution to the Linguistics Department

Rella Firat. The Robert Jeffers Prize for Outstanding Contribution to the Linguistics Department

Jeremy Yeaton. Henry Rutgers Scholar Award and Department of Linguistics Award for Academic Excellence

2015

Emily Chen. Department of Linguistics Award for Academic Excellence

Melinh Lai. The Robert Jeffers Prize for Outstanding Contribution to the Linguistics Department

Alexandra Nyman. The Robert Jeffers Prize for Outstanding Contribution to the Linguistics Department

Jessica Ray. Department of Linguistics Award for Academic Excellence

2014

Timothy J. Meo. Department of Linguistics Award for Academic Excellence and The Robert Jeffers Prize for Outstanding Contribution to the Linguistics Department 

2013 

Jeffrey Adler. Department of Linguistics Award for Academic Excellence

Ariel Fremed. Department of Linguistics Award for Academic Excellence

Michelle Marron. The Robert Jeffers Prize for Outstanding Contribution to the Linguistics Department

2012

Taylor Lampton. Department of Linguistics Award for Academic Excellence and The Robert Jeffers Prize for Outstanding Contribution to the Linguistics Department

2011

Peter Fabian. Henry Rutgers Scholar Award.

Kelly Garvey. Henry Rutgers Scholar Award and the Department of Linguistics Award for Academic Excellence

Jesse Zymet. The Robert Jeffers Prize for Outstanding Contribution to the Linguistics Department

2010

Sophia Kao. Department of Linguistics Award for Academic Excellence

Michael Opper. Henry Rutgers Scholar Award and The Robert Jeffers Prize for Outstanding Contribution to the Linguistics Department

2009

Mathias Bullerman. The Robert Jeffers Prize for Outstanding Contribution to the Linguistics Department

Kaeli Ward. Department of Linguistics Award for Academic Excellence

2008

Monica Rodriguez. Department of Linguistics Award for Academic Excellence

Brian Smith. The Robert Jeffers Prize for Outstanding Contribution to the Linguistics Department

 


 

Graduate Schools and Post-Bac Positions

2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 20122011 | 2010 | 20092008 2007

2017

Kimberly Boscodoss: Boston University (MA in Speech Pathology)

Krysta Duquette: Researcher, Moss Rehab Research Institute

Ethella Frukhtman: University of Central Florida (MA in Speech Pathology)

Rachel Gambacorta: Seton Hall University (MS in Speech-Language Pathology)

Sten Knutsen: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - New Brunswick (Ph.D. in Psychology)

Nicolaus Schrum: University of Connecticut (Ph.D. in Linguistics)

Laura Simon-Pearson: Research Assistant, Memory Disorders Clinic, Columbia University Medical Center

2016

Meagan Bethavas: California State University Long Beach (MA in Linguistics)

Tatiana Bereznikova: Temple University (MA in Speech-Language-Hearing)

Caitlin Celendano: Seton Hall University (MS in Speech Pathology)

Vanessa Cruz: Montclair State University (MA in Speech-Language Pathology)

Rebecca Du: Rutgers University Graduate School of Education (M.Ed. in Elementary and Special Education)

Marla Durand: Montclair State University (Ph.D. in Audiology)

Kathleen Farago: Adelphi University (MS in Communication Disorders: Speech-Language Pathology)

Rella Firat: Montclair State University (MA in Speech-Language Pathology)

Aldo Mayro: University of California, Los Angeles (Ph.D. in Linguistics)

Joe Munson: Montclair State University (MA in Speech-Language Pathology)

Hernan Ramos: Rutgers University - Newark (MFA in Poetry)

Nicole Zarrillo: Kean University (MA in Speech Pathology)

Rachel Zilberman: Syracuse University (MS in Speech Pathology)

2015

Shannon Gravatt: Portland State University (Masters in Speech and Hearing Sciences)

Jessica Ray: University of Arizona (Dual program in Anthropology and Linguistics)

Veronica Tomie: Montclair State University (Speech Pathology)

Mandy Wang: Boston University (Law School)

Jeremy Yeaton: Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship, Bulgaria

2014

Kaitlyn Dunn: Montclair State University (Speech Pathology)

Brieanna Durso: Montclair State University (Speech Pathology)

Cara Feldscher: Michigan State University (Ph.D. in Linguistics) 

Christina Germak: Boston College (Masters Program in Theology and Ministry)

Siobhan McLaughlin: Kean University (Speech Pathology)

Allison Swick: Montclair State University (Speech Pathology)

2013

Hannah Baker: Boston University (MA in Applied Linguistics)

Stephanie Buco: Boston University (MA in Speech Pathology)

Kelly Garvey: Boston University (Speech Pathology)

Chris Kish: University of Cincinnati (Audiology)

Stephen Klimashousky: Emerson College (Speech Pathology)

Michelle Marron: Columbia University (Speech Pathology)

Lara Martin: Carnegie Mellon (Computer Science)

Melanie Pangilinan: Montclair State University (Speech Pathology)

2012

Nicholas Angelides: Oxford University (MA in Linguistics), University of California – Berkeley (Ph.D. in Cognitive Neuroscience)

Maxwell Kramer: Syracuse University (MA in Linguistics)

Taylor Lampton: University of Delaware (Ph.D. in Linguistics)

Rachel Leslie: Rutgers University - Newark (MBA, Professional Accounting)

Meghan McCartney - Rutgers Graduate School of Education (Education and ESL Certification)

Mike Ortega: Rutgers University – Newark (Law School)

Kristen Starcher: Salus University (MA in Speech Pathology)

Francesca Venezia: Georgetown University (Linguistics)

Jesse Zymet: University of California, Los Angeles (Ph.D. in Linguistics)

2011

Lindsey Charbonneau: University of Indiana at Bloomington (Speech Pathology)

Peter Fabian: University of California, Santa Cruz (Linguistics)

Kristen Matos: Kean University (Speech-Language Pathology)

Georgia Simon: University of Massachusetts – Amherst (Ph.D. in Linguistics)

Kelly Garvey: Researcher, Moss Rehab Research Institute

2010

Brian Chen: University of Memphis (Ph.D. in Audiology)

Lara Greenberg: Boston University (Ph.D. in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences)

Shanna Lichtman: Loyola College (MD in Speech-Language Pathology)

Sophia Kao: State University of New York, Stony Brook (Ph.D. in Linguistics)

Michael Opper: University of Michigan (Linguistics)

Allan Schwade: University of California, Santa Cruz (Ph.D. in Linguistics)

2009

Kaeli Ward: University of California, Los Angeles (Linguistics)

2008

Brian Smith: University of Massachusetts Amherst (Linguistics)

2007

James Pannacciulli: University of California, Los Angeles (Linguistics)


Conference Presentations

2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 

2015

Lai, Melinh. To kick or be kicked: Using acoustics as unconscious cues to the passive. (Thesis advisors: Prof. Karin Stromswold (Psychology), Prof. Paul de Lacy)

·Great Lakes Expo for Experimental and Formal Undergraduate Linguistics (GLEEFUL), Michigan State University

·The Aresty Research Center Undergraduate Research Symposium.

Nyman, Alexandra. The learnability of insertion and deletion. (Thesis advisor: Prof. Bruce Tesar)

·Great Lakes Expo for Experimental and Formal Undergraduate Linguistics (GLEEFUL),Michigan State University

·The Aresty Research Center Undergraduate Research Symposium.

Aresty Research Center Undergraduate Research Symposium.

Goldin, Anna, and Arias-Amaya, Anthony. How monolingual and bilingual children compute ‘some’ scalar implicatures. Poster, Aresty Research Center Undergraduate Research Symposium. (Advisor: Prof. Syrett)

Wang, Mandy, Nyman, Alexandra, & Dunn, Kaitlyn. Children’s interpretation of comparatives. Poster, Aresty Research Center Undergraduate Research Symposium. (Advisor: Prof. Syrett)

Taralynn Dorsaint and Marla Durand. Defining definiteness: A semantic and pragmatic analysis of Haitian Creole la determiners. Poster, Aresty Research Center Undergraduate Research Symposium. (Advisor: Prof. Deprez)

Omar Ibrahim and Safa Kamal. Negative concored in English-French and Haitian Creole. Poster, Aresty Research Center Undergraduate Research Symposium. (Advisor: Prof. Deprez)

2014

McLaughlin, Siobhan, Shannon Gravatt LeMeune. Accessing inverse scope interpretations of embedded ACD sentences. Great Lakes Expo for Experimental and Formal Undergraduate Linguistics (GLEEFUL), Michigan State University. (Advisor: Prof. Syrett)

Arias-Amaya, Anthony, Christina Germak. Developing knowledge of adjectives as property-denoting words in Spanish-English bilinguals. Poster, Aresty Research Center Undergraduate Research Symposium. (Advisor: Prof. Syrett)

Durso, Brieanna, Jenette McCourt. Negative concord: An experimental approach. Poster, Aresty Research Center Undergraduate Research Symposium. (Advisor: Prof. Deprez)

McLaughlin, Siobhan, Shannon Gravatt LeMeune. Accessing the inverse scope interpretation of ACD embedded under tense. Talk, Aresty Research Center Undergraduate Research Symposium. (Advisor: Prof. Syrett)

Wang, Mandy, Kaitlyn Dunn, Alexandra Nyman. Syntactic and semantic support for verb learning. Poster, Aresty Research Center Undergraduate Research Symposium. (Advisor: Prof. Syrett)

2013 

Syrett, Kristen, Lingwall, Anne, Perez-Cortes, Silvia, Austin, Jennifer, Sanchez, Liliana, Baker, Hannah, Germak, Christina, & Arias-Amaya, Anthony. How Spanish-English bilingual children approach entailment-based scalar implicatures. Talk presented at the Workshop on the Acquisition of Quantification, October 4-5, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. (Advisor: Prof. Syrett)

Arias-Amaya, Anthony, Hannah Baker, Christina Germak. Algunos (but not todos) Spanish-English bilingual children compute Scalar Implicatures. Poster, Aresty Research Center Undergraduate Research Symposium. (Advisor: Prof. Syrett)

Baker, Hannah. An experimental investigation of the epistemic effect of the Spanish indefinite algún. Talk, Aresty Research Center Undergraduate Research Symposium. (Advisor: Prof. Syrett)

Buco, Stephanie. Children can, but don't have to, access exact interpretations of numerical sentences. Talk, Aresty Research Center Undergraduate Research Symposium. (Advisor: Prof. Syrett)

Downes, Christina, Melinh Lai, Ankita Patel, Jeremy Yeaton. When and how is concord preferred? An experimental approach. Poster, Aresty Research Center Undergraduate Research Symposium. (Advisor: Prof. Deprez)

Dresher, Natalie, Christopher Kish, Sarah Korostoff, Melanie Pangilinan, Jessica Trombetta. The phonetics of emphatic vowel lengthening in English. Poster, Aresty Research Center Undergraduate Research Symposium. (Advisor: Prof. Kawahara)

Gravatt, Shannon, Siobhan McLaughlin. Matrix readings are grammatical when ACD is embedded in a finite clause. Poster, Aresty Research Center Undergraduate Research Symposium. (Advisor: Prof. Syrett)

Kalkstein, Ariana. Why English and Japanese children don’t interpret differential comparatives comparatively. Poster, Aresty Research Center Undergraduate Research Symposium. (Advisor: Prof. Syrett)

Marron, Michelle. The effect of sound symbolism on Gender cues in new brand names.  Talk, Aresty Research Center Undergraduate Research Symposium. (Advisor: Prof. Kawahara)

McGrath, Bryton, Maureen McGuiness. Lack of native speaker data presented in phonological studies reveals need for improvement in experimental methodology. Poster, Aresty Research Center Undergraduate Research Symposium. (Advisor: Prof. de Lacy)

2012

Angelides, Nicholas, Todor Koev, Maxwell Kramer. An experimental investigation of the semantic contribution of appositives. Mid-Atlantic Colloquium of Studies in Meaning (MACSIM), University of Maryland, College Park. (Advisor: Prof. Syrett)

Crosby, Krista, Asya Achimova, Viviane Deprez, Julien Musolino. How did every child anser each question? Poster, Aresty Research Center Undergraduate Research Symposium. (Advisor: Prof. Deprez)

Fremed, Ariel, Dryton McGrath, and Paul de Lacy. A prescreening questionnaire for field and laboratory experimentation in phonological theory. Poster, Aresty Research Center Undergraduate Research Symposium. (Advisor: Prof. de Lacy)

Huang, Shirley, Mike Ortega, Ankita Patel, Asya Achimova, Viviane Deprez. The Acquisition of Determiners in L2 French. Poster, Aresty Research Center Undergraduate Research Symposium. (Advisor: Prof. Deprez)

Syrett, Kristen, Kennedy, Christopher, Musolino, Julien, Buco, Stephanie, & Starcher, Kristen. Acquiring the non-exact reading of numerical expressions: What semantics says you have to do and what pragmatics allows. Poster presented at the 37th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development, November 2-4, Boston, MA. (Advisor: Prof. Syrett)


2011

Chen, Tan, Shirley Huang, Mihir Sarwade, Viviane Deprez.  Acquisition of L2 French Determiners.  Aresty Research Center Undergraduate Research Symposium. (Advisor: Prof. Deprez)

Fabian, Peter. Vowel alternations in Cuzco Quechua. (Advisor: Profs. Akinlabi and Sánchez)

·GLEEFUL (Great Lakes Exposition for Experimental and Formal Undergraduate Linguistics), Michigan State University

·Cornell Undergraduate Research Symposium

·The Aresty Research Center Undergraduate Research Symposium.

Garvey, Kelly and Shigeto Kawahara.  Nasal place assimilation and the perception of place contrasts. (Advisor: Prof. Kawahara)

· West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics 29 (WCCFL).

· Penn Linguistics Colloquium 35

Kalkstein, Ariana, Hannah Baker, Julien Musolino, and Kristen Syrett. An experimental investigation of the semantics and pragmatics of together in child and adult language. Aresty Research Center Undergraduate Research Symposium. (Advisors: Profs. Musolino and Syrett)

Kawahara, Shigeto, Melanie Pangilinan, and Kelly Garvey. Spectral continuity and the perception of duration: Implications for phonological properties of geminates. International workshop on geminate consonants (GemCon 2011). Kobe University. January 8th. (Advisor: Prof. Kawahara)

Kon, Maxwell and Asya Achimova.  Who can participate in an experiment? A study on linguistic methodology. Aresty Research Center Undergraduate Research Symposium. (Advisor: Prof. Déprez)

Krum, Audrey, Lara Martin, Kelly Garvey, Shigeto Kawahara,Sarah Korostoff, Michelle Marron, and Melanie Pangilinan (2011) Perceiving length contrasts: the role of amplitude drop. Aresty Research Center Undergraduate Research Symposium. (Advisor: Prof. Kawahara)

Simon, Georgia and Paul de Lacy A model of B’s glossolalia. (Advisor: Prof. de Lacy)

·GLEEFUL (Great Lakes Exposition for Experimental and Formal Undergraduate Linguistics), Michigan State University

·The Aresty Research Center Undergraduate Research Symposium.

Simon, Georgia, Kirsten Nisula, Stephen Klimashousky, and Kristen Syrett. Disentangling the link between scope and prosody. Aresty Research Center Undergraduate Research Symposium. (Advisor: Prof. Syrett)

Syrett, Kristen, Lara Greenberg, Shigeto Kawahara and Melanie Kelliher. The acoustic features and perception of children’s clear speech. The 85th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America. January 8th, 2011. (Advisors: Profs. Kawahara and Syrett)

Syrett, Kristen, Hannah Baker, Ariana Kalkstein, Julien Musolino. Let's disambiguate sentences together: What children know about the semantics of together, and where pragmatics steps in. 36th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development. (Advisors: Profs. Syrett and Musolino)

Venezia, Francesca, Asya Achimova, Viviane Deprez, and Julien Musolino. How to answer Which questions: An experimental approach. Aresty Research Center Undergraduate Research Symposium. (Advisor: Profs. Deprez and Musolino)

Zymet, Jesse. Parameters for Coordinative Compounding. (Advisor: Prof. Baker)

·GLEEFUL (Great Lakes Exposition for Experimental and Formal Undergraduate Linguistics), Michigan State University

·The Aresty Research Center Undergraduate Research Symposium.


2010

Blanc, Natalie, Kristen Lew, and Yevgen Mustafayev. The intonation of French wh-questions. Aresty Research Center Undergraduate Research Symposium. (Advisors: Profs. Deprez, Kawahara, and Syrett)

Garvey, Kelly. Testing perceptual similarity in the coda context: Similarity judgment experiments. Aresty Research Center Undergraduate Research Symposium. (Advisor: Prof. Kawahara)

Greenberg, Lara. Preschoolers vary the production of their vowels with discourse context. Aresty Research Center Undergraduate Research Symposium (Advisors: Prof. Kawahara and Prof. Syrett)

Kao, Sophia. [-zu], a root-initial accenting suffix in Japanese: Experimental studies. (Advisors: Shigeto Kawahara)

· Aresty Research Center Undergraduate Research Symposium

· Formal Approaches to Japanese Linguistics V

Opper, Michael. Allomorphy in Taiwan Hakka. The Aresty Research Center Undergraduate Research Symposium. (Advisor: Prof. de Lacy)

Schwade, Allan. Probing plosives and twisting tongues: An investigation of the p-map hypothesis. (Advisor: Prof. Kawahara)

            ·The Aresty Research Center Undergraduate Research Symposium.

            · Cornell Undergraduate Linguistics Conference

            · Harvard Undergraduate Linguistics Conference

            · Minority Academic Careers Program, Spring Symposium

2009

Beattie, Ayanna, & Schwade, Allan. Korean tongue twisters and linguistic similarity. (Advisor: Prof. Kawahara)

·Harvard Undergraduate Linguistics Conference

            · Cornell Undergraduate Linguistics Conference

Sultan, June and Lindsey Charbonneau. From single words to sentences in Early Child Language. The Aresty Research Center Undergraduate Research Symposium. (Advisor: Prof. Stromswold)

 Babington, Kortney, Mathias Bullerman, Adrienne DeWitt, Kate Lupinska, and Michael Opper. Video interview in the Aresty Research Center series "The Undergraduate Research Spotlight".  Topic: their research on the phonetics and phonology of glossolalia, led by Prof. Paul de Lacy.


 

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