Assistant Professor, English Language and Linguistics
6107 Helen C. White Hall
- Generative linguistic theory and language acquisition, syntax-semantics interface, language processing, experimental linguistics
Ph.D. Second Language Acquisition, University of Iowa, 2012
M.A. Russian, Middlebury College, 2006
Ph.D. Russian Linguistics, Moscow State University, 2005
M.A. Journalism, Moscow State University, 2000
B.A. Russian, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1996
My research program investigates non-native language acquisition by focusing on the interaction between the existing and new linguistic systems from generative and psycholinguistic perspectives.
“Asymmetries between direct and indirect scalar implicatures in second language acquisition”. Frontiers in Psychology (2019) (with S. Feng).
Cho, J. (2018). Testing the morphological congruency effect in offline comprehension: L2 Russian Genitive of Negation. In J. Cho, M. Iverson, T. Judy, T. Leal, & E. Shimanskaya (Eds.). Meaning and Structure in Second Language Acquisition. In Honor of Roumyana Slabakova. Studies in Bilingualism (pp.3-33). Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
“The acquisition of different types of definite noun phrases in L2 English”. International Journal of Bilingualism (2016)
“A feature-based contrastive approach to the L2 acquisition of specificity.” Applied Linguistics (2015) (with R. Slabakova)
“Interpreting definiteness in a second language without articles: the case of L2 Russian.” Second Language Research 30(2): 159-190 (2014) (with R. Slabakova).
Jacee Cho (Co-editor). Meaning and Structure in Second Language Acquisition. John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2018.
Engl 318 Second Language Acquisition
Engl 320 Linguistic Theory and Child Language
Engl 420 Experimental Syntax
Engl 715 Advanced Second Language Acquistition