Dr. Kristen Syrett and her coauthor Dr. Sudha Arunachalam have published their edited volume entitled, Semantics in Language Acquisition, as part of the John Benjamins series, Trends in Language Acquisition Research. “This volume presents the state of the art of recent research on the acquisition of semantics. Covering topics ranging from infants’ initial acquisition of word … Read More
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
I love my LDLS research team! We may have been in self isolation, but we found a way to come together. This is the most amazing, hard working, supportive group of students! This is why being part of a lab and doing research at Rutgers is so much fun! Thank you all! 🙂
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
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!
Morgan Moyer and Dr. Kristen Syrett each presented their research at the Rutgers-Bochum workshop held March 7-8 at Rutgers University, sponsored by RuCCS.
Lab Holiday selfie! Because we know how to celebrate! (…and work out afterwards!)
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).
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, 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