On Monday, July 20, Morgan Moyer successfully defended her dissertation, “The question of questions: Resolving (non-)exhaustivity in wh-questions.” Congratulations, Morgan! We’re so proud of you! And good luck with your NSF post-doc at Stanford next year! “Who has a light?” We do! Morgan’s committee … Read More
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
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
Zachary Dau defended his honors thesis, entitled, “The linguistic status of emojis,” under the direction of Dr. Syrett. Zach’s accomplishment writing an honors thesis earns him the status of a Paul Robeson scholar. Zach also presented his poster at the Linguistics and Cognitive Science Student Conference at the University of Delaware and the Aresty Undergraduate … Read More
Zehra has successfully defended her senior honors thesis advised by Kristen. Her thesis, entitled, “Domain restriction with plural definite descriptions in child language,” has earned Zehra high honors. Congratulations, Zehra!
Laura Simon-Pearson has successfully defended her senior honors thesis advised by Kristen, entitled, “Assessing truth and knowledge: How children differ from adults in assessment of truth values and speaker knowledge.” Laura earned Highest Honors for her thesis and was awarded the prestigious Henry Rutgers Scholar Award. Congratulations, Laura!
Anna Goldin has successfully defended her senior honors thesis advised by Kristen, entitled, “I suppose that I presuppose: An experimental investigation of factors affecting presupposition projection.” Anna earned High Honors for her thesis. Congratulations, Anna!
Hannah Baker completed her Interdisciplinary Honors Thesis advised by Kristen Syrett, with Liliana Sanchez as a co-advisor, entitled, “An experimental investigation of the epistemic effect of ‘algun’ in Spanish language learners.” Congratulations, Hannah!