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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

Zach defends his honors thesis

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

Laura defended her senior honors thesis

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 defends her senior honors thesis

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!