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Vera Gor successfully defends her dissertation!

On Wednesday, June 3, Vera Gor successfully defended her dissertation, entitled, “Experimental investigations of Principle C at the Syntax-Pragmatics Interface.” (Click here for abstract.) Vera (soon to be officially Dr. Gor!) was advised by Dr. Kristen Syrett and Dr. Ken Safir (co-chairs), along with committee members Dr. Mark Baker and Dr. Elsi Kaiser (USC).  Congratulations, … Read More

Ilana, Kat, and Talia defend their senior honors thesis work!

The thesis defenses may have been virtual, but these amazing women pulled it off in style! We are so proud of Kathryn Slusarczyk, Ilana Torres, and Talia Lang for successfully defending their honors thesis research advised by Dr. Syrett! Kat also received highest honors, and Ilana was awarded the Department’s Excellence in Research Award. Well … Read More

LDLS goes virtual

We may be socially distancing and quarantined during a global pandemic, but we still find a way to have lab meeting and keep the research going and support each other! This team is the BEST!  


Meg Gotowski and Dr. Kristen Syrett presented their talk “Investigating the hypothesis space of children’s interpretation of comparatives” at the Boston University Conference on Language Development (BUCLD 44).

LDLS RAs form a FIGS Powerhouse!

This year five–count them, five(!)–students affiliated with the lab are serving as Peer Instructors for the Rutgers FIGS program! Four current RAs and one previous independent study student are helping to introduced first-year students to the exciting aspects of studying language in various ways: through Philosophy, East Asian Language and Culture, World Languages, and Speech … Read More

Morgan Moyer awarded NSF dissertation award

Morgan Moyer, a member of the lab working on her dissertation under the direction of Dr. Syrett, has received a Doctoral Dissertation Research Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) (BCS-1918068) to fund her dissertation work. The award is entitled “Linguistic cues and speaker goals in the question/answer exchange” and is under the direction of … Read More