Jacee Cho

Position title: Vilas Associate Professor, English Language and Linguistics

Email: jacee.cho@wisc.edu

6107 Helen C. White Hall

Generative linguistic theory and language acquisition, syntax-semantics interface, language processing, experimental linguistics
Jacee Cho


Director, Second Language Acquisition Lab
4285 & 4287 H.C. White Hall


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

Personal Statement

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.

Selected Publications

Cho, J. (2022). Scalar implicatures in adult L2 learners: A self-paced reading studySecond Language Research, 1-24.

Cho, J. (2022). Crosslinguistic influence on L2 implicature computation for determiners. Journal of Second Language Studies, 5(1), 86-113. (Published online in 2021)

Starr, G. & Cho, J. (2022). QUD sensitivity in the computation of scalar implicatures in second language acquisition. Language Acquisition, 29(2), 182-19.

Cho, J. (2022). Online processing and offline judgments of English articles. Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism, 12(3), 280-309.

Cho, J. (2020). Memory load effect in the real-time processing of scalar implicatures. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 49(5), 865-884.

Feng, S. & Cho, J. (2019). Asymmetries between direct and indirect scalar implicatures in second language acquisition. Frontiers in Psychology.

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.

Cho, J. (2017). The acquisition of different types of definite noun phrases in L2 English. International Journal of Bilingualism, 21(3), 367-382

Cho, J. & Slabakova, R. (2017). A feature-based contrastive approach to the L2 acquisition of specificity. Applied Linguistics, 38(3), 318-339

Cho, J. & Slabakova, R. (2014). Interpreting definiteness in a second language without articles: the case of L2 Russian. Second Language Research, 30(2), 159-190.

Edited Volume

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 Acquisition

Engl 711 Research Methods in Applied Linguistics

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