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Carla Contemori Carla Contemori
Post-doctoral Research Associate: Penn State University
Email: cuc29 [at] psu.edu
Research Interests:
First language acquisition in typically developing and language impaired children, second language acquisition in children and adults, theoretical linguistics, and in syntax, in particular.
Amelia Dietrich Amelia Dietrich
Post-doctoral Research Project Manager; Penn State University
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Research Interests:
Bilingualism; Sentence processing; Corpus linguistics; Code-switching; Language contact

Katharine Donnelly Adams Katharine Donnelly Adams
Post-doctoral Research Associate: Penn State University
Lab Affiliation: Bilingualism and Language Development Lab (BiLD lab)
Email: kda11 [at] psu.edu
Melinda Fricke Melinda Fricke
Post-doctoral Research Associate: Penn State University
Lab Affiliation: Cognition and Language Lab; The Purple Lab & ISÍ (I see) Eye-tracking laboratory
Email: mdf18 [at] psu.edu
Research Interests:
Language production and speech planning; interactions between lexical and phonological processing; speech perception, especially as it concerns learning and adaptability.
María Cruz Martín García María Cruz Martín García
Post-doctoral Research Associate: Penn State University
Lab Affiliation: Cognition and Language Lab; The Purple Lab
Email: mum39 [at] psu.edu
Research Interests:
Language processing in bilinguals, executive processes on language selection.
Nate George Nate George
Post-doctoral Research Associate: Penn State University
Email: nate.r.george [at] gmail.com
Research Interests:
Relationship between cognitive semantics and bilingualism/L2 learning; how monolingual and bilingual children learn about how their native language(s) encodes relational information in events, and how the resulting language-specific biases can present a challenge for learning subsequent languages later in life
Sarah Grey Sarah Grey
Post-doctoral Research Associate: Penn State University
Lab Affiliation: Bilingualism and Language Development Lab (BiLD lab)
Email: seg24 [at] psu.edu
Research Interests:
Neurocognition of adult additional language learning and processing; individual differences; neuropragmatics of bilingualism.
Lisa Heimbauer Lisa Heimbauer
Post-doctoral Research Associate: Penn State University
Email: lisa.heimbauer [at] gmail.com
Lab Affiliation: The Comparative Communication Laboratory
Research Interests:
Language-related perceptual and cognitive abilities, including speech perception, statistical and rule-like learning, critical aspects of language learning, and language evolution taking a comparative approach.
Gerrit Jan Kootstra Gerrit Jan Kootstra
Post-doctoral Research Associate: Penn State University
Email: gjk17 [at] psu.edu
Research Interests:
Language acquisition, processing and use of multiple languages in multilinguals and second language learners; cross-linguistic interactions during language use and the flexibility with which multilingual language users adapt their language use to the (prior) discourse (e.g., priming) and to discourse contexts in general
Cynthia Lukyanenko Cynthia Lukyanenko
Post-doctoral Research Associate: Penn State University
Email: cul31 [at] psu.edu
Research Interests:
linguistic variation and children's acquisition of morphosyntactic dependencies, children's knowledge of subject-verb agreement, development of online processing abilities
Avery Rizio Avery Rizio
Post-doctoral Research Associate: Penn State University
Email: avery.rizio [at] gmail.com
Patricia Roman Patricia E. Román
Post-doctoral Research Associate: Penn State University
Email: roman.patricia.e [at] gmail.com
Lab Affiliation: ISÍ (I see) Eye-tracking laboratory
Research Interests:
Executive processes in memory and language; second language acquisition; bilingualism.
Megan Zirnstein Megan Zirnstein
Post-doctoral Research Associate: Penn State University
Lab Affiliation: Cognition and Language Lab; The Purple Lab
Email: zirnstein [at] gmail.com
Research Interests:
Sentence processing, semantic composition, syntactic priming, individual differences in reading behavior and comprehension, bilingual language processing, ERPs, eye tracking.