Brief CV

P R O F E S S I O N A L   A P P O I N T M E N T S


AUGUST 2013-Present

Assistant Professor
Department of Linguistics (100% appointment)
Department of Spanish and Portuguese (0% appointment)
Department of Psychology (0% appointment)
Affiliate, Second Language Acquisition and Teacher Education Program
Affiliate, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology
Affiliate, Neuroscience Program
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

AUGUST 2011-JULY 2013

Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Psychology, Center for Language Science
The Pennsylvania State University

E D U C A T I O N


2011                            PhD in Linguistics, University of Washington

2005-2006                  Visiting graduate student (US Dept. of Education Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellow). Potsdam University, Germany, Department of Linguistics.

2005                            MA in Linguistics, University of Washington

2002                            BA in Linguistics, University of Washington

G R A N T S  &  F U N D I N G


Grant and Fellowship Funding

REU supplement for “Cognitive and neurocognitive individual differences in native and nonnative language processing” for Summer 2017. NSF BCS-1744079. $10,000.

NSF BCS-1627808         (8/1/2016-7/31/2018)
Doctoral Dissertation Research: Lexical Links and Anticipatory Processing: Psycholinguistic Investigations of Multiple Factors in Learning and Using Grammatical Gender”
Role: PI; Co-PIs: Kailen Shantz, Duane Watson
Total costs: $19,032

REU supplement for “Cognitive and neurocognitive individual differences in native and nonnative language processing” for Summer 2016. NSF BCS-1643190. $6500.

NSF BCS-1528701          (8/1/2015-7/31/2017)
“Doctoral Dissertation Research: Psycholinguistic and Neurocognitive Indices of Prediction in Processing Nonliteral and Fixed Expressions”
Role: PI; Co-PIs: Nyssa Bulkes and Kiel Christianson
Total costs: $19,025

NSF BCS-1431324          (8/1/2014-7/31/2018)
“Cognitive and neurocognitive individual differences in native and nonnative language processing”
Role: PI; Co-PI: Silvina Montrul
Total costs: $391,376

NSF BCS-1349110          (6/1/2014-3/31/2018)
“Lexical and sentence processing in novice L2 learners: Psycholinguistic and neurocognitive investigations”
Role: Co-Investigator; PI: Janet Van Hell
Total costs (primary award to Penn State): $507,565
UIUC subcontract total costs $49,602

UIUC Campus Research Board RB14158          (5/15/2014-11/30/2015)
“The time course of semantic and syntactic information retrieval in word recognition”
Role: PI
Total costs: $29,176

NSF BCS-0951595          (3/15/2010-3/14/2012)
“Doctoral dissertation research: The effects of syntactic complexity on native and nonnative agreement processing: An event-related potentials investigation”
Role: Co-PI (with Lee Osterhout)
Total costs: $12,000

William Orr Dingwall Foundation Neurolinguistics Dissertation Fellowship (2010-11 Academic Year). $15,000.

US Department of Education Foreign Language and Area Studies Academic Year Fellowship (Title VI).  Fellowship carried out at University of Potsdam, Germany (2005-2006).

UIUC Scholars’ Travel Fund
2013-14     $1500
2014-15     $1600

A W A R D S


Illinois Teachers Rated as Excellent:
Spring 2014
Fall 2015 (designated as outstanding)
Spring 2015 (designated as outstanding)
Fall 2015
Spring 2016

LEAP (Lincoln Excellence for Assistant Professors) Scholar Award, UIUC 2016-18. $10,000.

Arnold O. Beckman Research Award, UIUC, 2014-15.

ERP Boot Camp scholarship recipient (22% acceptance rate), Center for Mind and Brain, University of California at Davis, 2013.

University of Washington Distinguished Dissertation Award Nominee, 2011.

UW Graduate and Professional Student Senate travel award for travel to the Generative Approaches to Second Language Acquisition conference, 2009. $225.

Linguistics Society of America travel award for travel to the Linguistics Society of America summer meeting, 2008. $300.

Paula Menyuk Travel Award for the Boston University Conference on Language Development, 2007. $300.

UW Graduate School Fund for Excellence and Innovation award for travel to the Second Language Research Forum, 2007. $300.

UW Department of Linguistics Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Research, 2007. $1000.

Phi Beta Kappa, 2002.

BA Summa cum laude, 2002.

P U B L I C A T I O N S


(* indicates student author)

Journal articles

*Weissman, B., & Tanner, D. (submitted). A strong wink between verbal and emoji-based irony: How the brain processes ironic emojis during language comprehension. Psychological Science.

*Armstrong, A., *Bulkes, N. Z., & Tanner, D. (accepted pending minor revisions). Use of quantificational cues in the processing of English subject-verb agreement by native Chinese speakers: An ERP study. Studies in Second Language Acquisition.

*Bulkes, N. Z. & Tanner, D. (2017). Going to town: Large scale norms and statistical analysis of 870 English idioms. Behavior Research Methods, 49, 772-783.

Grey, S. E., Tanner, D., & Van Hell, J. G. (2017). How right is left? Handedness modulates neural responses during morphosyntactic processing. Brain Research, 1669, 27-43.

Montrul, S. & Tanner, D. (2017). Individual differences and retrieval interference in L2 processing. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 20, 704-705. (invited response to keynote article by Ian Cunnings)

*Shantz, K. & Tanner, D. (2017). Talking out of order: Task order influences access to grammatical gender and phonology in lexical access. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience, 32, 82-101.

Tanner, D., Grey, S. E., & Van Hell, J. G. (2017). Dissociating retrieval interference and reanalysis in the P600 during sentence comprehension. Psychophysiology, 54, 248-259.

*Litcofsky, K., Tanner, D., & van Hell J. G. (2016). Effects of language experience, use, and cognitive functioning on bilingual word production and comprehension. International Journal of Bilingualism, 20, 666-683.

Tanner, D., *Norton, J.S., Morgan-Short, K., & Luck, S. J. (2016). On high-pass filter artifacts (they’re real) and baseline correction (it’s a good idea) in ERP/ERMF analysis. Journal of Neuroscience Methods, 265, 166-170. doi:10.1016/j.jneumeth.2016.01.002

*Mehravari, A. S., Tanner, D., *Wampler, E. K., Valentine, G. D., & Osterhout, L. (2015). Effects of grammaticality and morphological complexity on the P600 event-related potential component. PLOS ONE, 10:e0140850. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0140850 (Equal first co-authorship with Alison Mehravari)

Tanner, D. (2015). On the left anterior negativity (LAN) in electrophysiological studies of morphosyntactic agreement. Cortex, 66, 149-155.

Tanner, D. & *Bulkes, N. Z. (2015). Cues, quantification, and agreement in language comprehension. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 22, 1753-1763. (equal co-authorship with Nyssa Bulkes)

Tanner, D., Morgan-Short, K., & Luck, S. J. (2015). How inappropriate high-pass filters can produce artifactual effects and incorrect conclusions in ERP studies of language and cognition. Psychophysiology, 52, 997-1009.

Tanner, D., Nicol, J., & *Brehm, L. (2014). The time-course of feature interference in agreement comprehension: Multiple mechanisms and asymmetrical attraction. Journal of Memory and Language, 76, 195-215.

Tanner, D. Inoue, K., & Osterhout, L. (2014). Brain-based individual differences in L2 grammatical comprehension. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 17, 277-293.

Tanner, D. & Van Hell, J. G. (2014). ERPs reveal individual differences in morphosyntactic processing. Neuropsychologia, 56, 289-301.

Tanner, D. (2013). Individual differences and streams of processing. Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism, 3, 350-356. (Invited response to keynote article by William O’Grady)

Tanner, D., McLaughlin, J., Herschensohn, J. & Osterhout, L. (2013). Individual differences reveal stages of L2 grammatical acquisition: ERP evidence. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 16, 367-382.

Van Hell, J. G. & Tanner, D. (2012). Effects of second language proficiency on cross-language lexical activation. Language Learning, 62(Suppl. 2), 148-171.

McLaughlin, J., Tanner, D., Pitkänen, I., Frenck-Mestre, C., Inoue, K., Valentine, G., & Osterhout, L. (2010). Brain potentials reveal discrete stages of L2 grammatical learning. Language Learning, 60 (Suppl. 2), 123-150.

Chapters in peer-reviewed volumes

Morgan Short, K. & Tanner, D. (2014). Event-related potentials (ERPs). In J. Jegerski & B. VanPatten (Eds.), Research Methods in Second Language Psycholinguistics (pp. 127-152). New York: Routledge.

Van Hell, J. G. & Tanner, D. (2012). Effects of second language proficiency on cross-language lexical activation. In L. Roberts & A. Meyer (Eds.), Individual differences in second language learning (pp. 148-171). Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.

McLaughlin, J., Tanner, D., Pitkänen, I., Frenck-Mestre, C., Inoue, K., Valentine, G., & Osterhout, L. (2010). Brain potentials reveal discrete stages of L2 grammatical learning. In M. Gullberg & P. Indefrey (Eds.), The earliest stages of language learning (pp. 123-150). Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.

Tanner, D. (2008). Agreeing that agreement isn’t the problem. In M. Bowles, R. Foote, S. Perpiñán & R. Bhatt (Eds.), Selected proceedings of the 2007 Second Language Research Forum (pp. 22-34). Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project. Available online at http://www.lingref.com/cpp/slrf/2007/paper1732.pdf

Edited volumes

Herschensohn, J. & Tanner, D. (2011). Proceedings of the 11th Generative Approaches to Second Language Acquisition Conference (GASLA 2011). Sommerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project.

Moran, S., Tanner, D., & Scanlon, M. (2009). Proceedings of the 24th Northwest Linguistics Conference (UW Working Papers in Linguistics, Vol. 27). Seattle, WA.

Published conference proceedings & working papers

*Shantz, K., & Tanner., D. (in press). Are L2 Learners Pressed for Time? Retrieval of Grammatical Gender Information in L2 Lexical Access. In J. Scott and D. Waughtal (Eds.), Proceedings of the 40th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development (pp. 331-435). Somerville, MA: Cascadilla.

Tanner, D., Nicol, J., Herschensohn, J., & Osterhout, L. (2012). Electrophysiological markers of interference and structural facilitation in native and nonnative agreement processing. In A. K. Biller, E. Y. Chung, and A. E. Kimball (Eds.), Proceedings of the 36th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development (pp. 594-606). Somerville, MA: Cascadilla.

Tanner, D., Osterhout, L., & Herschensohn, J. (2009). Snapshots of grammaticalization: Differential electrophysiological responses to grammatical anomalies with increasing L2 exposure. In J. Chandlee, M. Franchini, S. Lord, and G.-M. Rheiner (Eds.), Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development (pp. 528-539). Somerville, MA: Cascadilla.

Tanner, D. (2007). Verb second and verbal subclasses in L2 German. In S. Moran (Ed.), University of Washington Working Papers in Linguistics (Vol. 26). Seattle, WA.

Tanner, D. (2006). The L2 acquisition of German V2 and the status of verb raising to COMP. In S. K. Chin & A. Fujimori (Eds.), Proceedings of the 21st Northwest Linguistics Conference (Vol. 1, pp. 99-112). Vancouver, BC: UBC Occasional Papers in Linguistics.

Tanner, D. (2006). The L2 acquisition of German V2 and the status of verb raising to COMP. In S. K. Chin & A. Fujimori (Eds.), Proceedings of the 21st Northwest Linguistics Conference (Vol. 1, pp. 99-112). Vancouver, BC: UBC Occasional Papers in Linguistics.

Tanner, D. (2006). Context insensitive vowel hiatus resolution in Ciyao. In S. Moran (Ed.), University of Washington Working Papers in Linguistics (Vol. 25). Seattle, WA.

P R E S E N T A T I O N S


Recent refereed conference presentations

*Shantz, Kailen & Darren Tanner (June 2017). An investigation of gender-based anticipatory processing: When do L2 learners predict? Poster to be presented at the 2017 International Symposium on Bilingualism, Limerick, Ireland.

*Armstrong, Andrew, *Nyssa Bulkes, & Darren Tanner (March 2017). The effects of L1 morphology on subject-verb agreement processing in English. Poster presented at the 2017 Cognitive Neuroscience Society Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

*Bulkes, Nyssa & Darren Tanner (March 2017). Sentential constraint modulates N170 effects to unexpected wordforms: ERP evidence. Poster presented at the 2017 CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, Cambridge, MA.

*Bulkes, Nyssa & Darren Tanner (March 2017). Neurocognitive effects of sentential constraint in visual word recognition. Poster presented at the 2017 Cognitive Neuroscience Society Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

*Gao, Yang, Darren Tanner, Jerome Packard, & Chilin Shih (March 2017). Categorization of Mandarin lexical tones in native and naïve non-native listeners: ERP evidence. Poster presented at the 2017 Cognitive Neuroscience Society Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

*Kohnke, Erin, Mandy Faretta-Stutenberg, Darren Tanner, & Kara Morgan-Short (March 2017). Electrophysiological language processing signals over time: A study of the retest reliability of the N400 and P600 event-related potential components. Poster presented at the 2017 Cognitive Neuroscience Society Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

*Reyes, Amalia & Darren Tanner (March 2017). Effects of reading rate on individual variation in morphosyntactic ERPs. Poster presented at the 2017 CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, Cambridge, MA.

*Reyes, Amalia & Darren Tanner (March 2017). Individual differences in language processing: A hybrid ERP/SPR investigation. Poster presented at the 2017 Cognitive Neuroscience Society Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

*Shantz, Kailen & Darren Tanner (March 2017). Low expectations: An ERP study of cue-based anticipatory processing in low-constraint sentences. Poster presented at the 2017 Cognitive Neuroscience Society Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

*Weissman, Benjamin & Darren Tanner (March 2017). Brain potentials elicited by ironic emojis in sentence context. Poster presented at the 2017 CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, Cambridge, MA.

*Weissman, Benjamin & Darren Tanner (March 2017). ERP brain responses to emoji-generated irony. Poster presented at the 2017 Cognitive Neuroscience Society Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

*Weissman, Benjamin & Darren Tanner (February 2017). An ERP study of emoji-generated irony. Poster presented at the CSLI Workshop on Bridging Computational and Psycholinguistics Approaches to the Study of Meaning, Stanford University.

*Armstrong, Andrew, *Nyssa Bulkes, & Darren Tanner (November 2016). Use of quantificational cues in the processing of English subject-verb agreement by native Chinese speakers. Poster presented at the 2016 Boston University Conference on Language Development, Boston, MA.

*Bulkes, Nyssa & Darren Tanner (November 2016). From the ground up: Interactions of visual word recognition and semantic constraint during comprehension. Poster presented at the 2016 Psychonomic Society Meeting, Boston, MA.

*Bulkes, Nyssa, Kiel Christianson, & Darren Tanner (November 2016). Effects of semantic opacity on prediction during native and nonnative reading. Poster presented at the 2016 Boston University Conference on Language Development, Boston, MA.

*Reyes, Amalia & Darren Tanner (November 2016). The effect of self-paced reading on individual variability in ERPs elicited by morphosyntactic anomalies. Poster presented at the 2016 Psychonomic Society Meeting, Boston, MA.

*Bulkes, Nyssa, Kiel Christianson, & Darren Tanner (October 2016). Reading between the lines: Effects of semantic opacity in comprehension. Poster presented at the 2016 Mental Lexicon Conference, Ottawa, ON.

*Armstrong, Andrew, *Nyssa Z. Bulkes, & Darren Tanner (September 2016). ERPs show processing similarities of English subject- verb agreement violations in native speakers and L1 Chinese learners. Paper presented at the 2016 Second Language Research Forum, New York, NY.

*Bulkes, Nyssa Z., Kiel Christianson, & Darren Tanner (September 2016). The influence of semantic opacity on prediction in L1 and L2 language comprehension. Paper presented at the 2016 Second Language Research Forum, New York, NY.

Tanner, Darren, *Nyssa Z. Bulkes, *Kailen Shantz, *Andrew Armstrong & *Amalia Reyes (August 2016). Working memory, not language experience, predicts N400 effects to semantically anomalous words during reading. Poster presented at the 2016 meeting of the Society for the Neurobiology of Language, London, UK.

*Bulkes, Nyssa Z. & Darren Tanner (April 2016). A piece of ckae: Neurocognitive indices of prediction and sentential constraint during visual word recognition. Poster presented at the 2016 Cognitive Neuroscience Society Meeting, New York, New York.

*Shantz, Kailen, *Nyssa Z. Bulkes, *Chase Krebs, *Amalia Reyes, *Andrew Armstrong, & Darren Tanner (April 2016). What’s in a P600? Sometimes a lot of N400. Identifying antecedents of ERP response variability in grammatical agreement processing. Poster presented at the 2016 Cognitive Neuroscience Society Meeting, New York, New York.

Tanner, Darren, Sarah E. Grey, *Erika L. Exton, & Janet G. Van Hell (April 2016). Event-related brain potentials dissociate cue-based retrieval interference and reanalysis during sentence comprehension. Poster presented at the 2016 Cognitive Neuroscience Society Meeting, New York, New York.

*Dempsey, Jack, Kiel Christianson, & Darren Tanner (March, 2016). Misrepresentations of plurality in late processing: Evidence from self-paced reading. Poster presented at the 2016 CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, Gainesville, FL.

Tanner, Darren, *Nyssa Bulkes, *Kailen Shantz, *Chase Krebs, & *Amalia Reyes (March, 2016). Morphological antecedents of individual variability in agreement comprehension: ERP evidence. Poster presented at the 2016 CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, Gainesville, FL.

Tanner, Darren, Sarah Grey, *Erika Exton, & Janet Van Hell (March, 2016). Dissociating retrieval interference and reanalysis in agreement comprehension: ERP evidence. Poster presented at the 2016 CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, Gainesville, FL.

Tanner, Darren & *Nyssa Bulkes (November, 2015). The reliability and stability of individual differences in ERP measures of language comprehension. Poster presented at the 2015 Psychonomic Society Meeting, Chicago, IL.

*Shantz, Kailen & Darren Tanner (November, 2015). Are L2 learners pressed for time? Retrieval of grammatical gender information in L2 lexical access. Poster presented at the 2015 Boston University Conference on Language Development, Boston, MA. (38% Acceptance Rate)

*Faretta-Stutenberg, Darren Tanner, & Kara Morgan-Short (October 2015). Working memory and context of learning: Accounting for individual differences in second-language processing signatures over time. Poster presented at the 2015 meeting of the Society for the Neurobiology of Language, Chicago, IL.

*Shantz, Kailen & Darren Tanner (October, 2015). Talking out of order: Does grammatical gender always precede phonology in lexical access? Poster presented at the 2015 meeting of the Society for the Neurobiology of Language, Chicago, IL.

*Peterson, Melissa M., Matthew W. G. Dye, and Darren Tanner (July 2015). Psychophysiological indices of lexical access in hearing M2L2 learners of American Sign Language. Poster presented at the 2nd International Conference on Sign Language Acquisition, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Faretta-Stuttenberg, Darren Tanner, and Kara Morgan-Short (May 2015). Working memory, context of learning, and changes in second-language processing signatures over time: Examining individual differences. Paper presented at the 10th International Symposium on Bilingualism, Rutgers University, NJ.

Tanner, D. (May 2015). Understanding neurocognitive individual differences in sentence comprehension and their implications for L2 research. Paper presented at the 10th International Symposium on Bilingualism, Rutgers University, NJ.

*Bulkes, Nyssa Z. and Darren Tanner (March 2015). Agreement by number: Neurocognitive effects of quantification in agreement comprehension. Poster presented at the 28th CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, Los Angeles, CA.

*Bulkes, Nyssa Z. and Darren Tanner (March 2015). Neural responses show effects of quantification during processing of agreement dependencies. Poster presented at the 2015 Cognitive Neuroscience Society Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Grey, Sarah, Darren Tanner, and Janet G. Van Hell (March 2015). How right is left? An ERP study on the effects of handedness on grammatical processing. Poster presented at the 2015 Cognitive Neuroscience Society Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

*Shantz, Kailen and Darren Tanner (March 2015). Neural measures of information retrieval in non-native lexical access. Poster presented at the 2015 Cognitive Neuroscience Society Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Tanner, Darren (March 2015). Are there structural effects in agreement comprehension? Poster presented at the 28th CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, Los Angeles, CA.

Invited talks and colloquia

Applications of electrophysiological research for the study of language comprehension and production. Dongguk University, Seoul, South Korea. May 2017.

The dynamics of morphosyntactic dependency formation in real-time: Evidence from grammatical agreement comprehension. Seoul National University, South Korea. May 2017.

Individual differences in language comprehension: Insights from ERPs. Dongguk University, Seoul, South Korea. May 2017.

Reframing the question of “native-like” L2 processing: Insights from individual differences. Keynote lecture at the joint meeting of the Korean Linguistics Society, Korean Generative Grammar Circle, and Korean English Society. Korea University, Seoul, South Korea. May 2017.

Should we care if L2 processing is “native-like”? What individual differences can(‘t) tell us. University of Washington, Department of Linguistics. May 2017.

Using Matlab and the open-source ERPLAB toolbox for ERP analysis: A practical how-to. Dongguk University, Seoul, South Korea. May 2017.

Reframing the question of “native-like” processing: Insights from individual differences in neural responses. Indiana University, Department of Second Language Studies. January 2017

What individual differences in the brain’s electrical activity reveal about how we learn and comprehend language. Washington University in St. Louis, Department of Psychology. November 2015.

What individual differences in the brain’s electrical activity reveal about how we learn and comprehend language. Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Department of Linguistics. November 2015.

Gradience and individual differences in use of linguistic cues during sentence comprehension: ERP evidence. University of Illinois at Chicago Talks in Linguistics. December 2013.

Experimental research and cognitive neuroscience in Linguistics. University of Washington, Department of Linguistics 50th Anniversary Celebration. June 2013.

How individual differences can inform our understanding of the neurocognition of language: Evidence from ERPs and simulations. Stony Brook University, Department of Linguistics. May 2013.

When syntax beats semantics: ERP evidence for cue-dependence in bilingual sentence processing. University of Granada (Spain) Language and Memory Research Group. November 2012.

Using variability to understand the relationship between native and second language processing. University of Granada (Spain), Language and Memory Research Group. October 2012.

The not so grand mean: Using individual differences to understand second language grammatical processing. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Linguistics. January 2012.

Using electrophysiological measures to understand individual differences in L2 and bilingual language processing. Tufts University, NeuroCognition Lab. November 2011.

ERP and reaction time evidence for comprehension/production asymmetries in agreement processing. Penn State University, Center for Language Science. August 2011.

The not so grand mean: Using individual differences to study second language grammatical processing. Penn State University, Center for Language Science. March 2011.

Electrophysiology and the bilingual mind: What variability can tell us about second language grammatical learning. Northwestern University, Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Lab. March 2011.

A microvolt of learning: What the brain’s electrical activity can reveal about second language acquisition. Portland State University, Department of Applied Linguistics. February 2011.

What can ERPs reveal about the early stages of second language acquisition? University of Washington Linguistics Colloquium. April 2009.

T E A C H I N G


Courses at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Ling 225: Language, Mind, and Brain: Fall 2013, Fall 2014, Fall 2015, Fall 2016

Ling 425: Psycholinguistics: Spring 2015, Spring 2016

Ling 591: ERP Methods and Applications in Human Sentence Processing: Spring 2014, Spring 2016

Ling 489: Theoretical Foundations of Second Language Acquisition: Fall 2013, Fall 2014, Fall 2016

Ph.D. Advisor

Kailen Shantz, UIUC (Linguistics), in progress.
Nyssa Bulkes, UIUC (Linguistics), 2017

M.A. Advisor

Amalia Reyes, UIUC (Linguistics), 2017.

Ph.D. Committee member

Myeong Hyeon Kim, UIUC (Linguistics), in progress.
Ryan Hubbard, UIUC (Psychology), in progress.
Andrés Buxo Lugo, UIUC (Psychology), in progress.
Mandy Faretta-Stutenberg, University of Illinois-Chicago (Spanish Linguistics), Ph.D. 2014.
Laurel Brehm, UIUC (Psychology), Ph.D. 2014.

External Ph.D. Examiner

Stefanie Nickels, McGill University (Communication Sciences and Disorders), Ph.D. 2016.

Qualifying Exam Committee Member
Andrew Armstrong, UIUC (Linguistics), 2016.
Zainab Hermes, UIUC (Linguistics), 2015.
Ryan Hubbard, UIUC (Psychology), 2015.
Michelle Leckey, UIUC (Psychology), 2015.
Kailen Shantz, UIUC (Linguistics), 2015.
Farzad Sharifi, UIUC (Linguistics), 2015.
Nyssa Bulkes, UIUC (Linguistics), 2014.
Eun Hee Kim, UIUC (Linguistics), 2014.

Undergraduate research mentored

Gao, Yang (in progress). “Linguistics experience and the categorical perception of Mandarin tone: ERP evidence.” Undergraduate honors thesis (co-advised with Profs. Chilin Shih and Jerome Packard), Department of Linguistics, University of Illinois.

Dempsey, Jack (2015). “Misrepresentations of plurality in late processing: Evidence from self-paced reading.” Undergraduate honors thesis, Departments of Linguistics and Psychology, University of Illinois.

Moma, Shota (2011). “The independence of syntactic and semantic processes in L2 acquisition: ERP evidence from Japanese learners of English.” Undergraduate honors thesis, Department of Psychology, University of Washington.

A C A D E M I C   S E R V I C E


Service to the Field

Grant reviewer

Dutch Organization for Scientific Research (NWO)
Illinois Campus Research Board
Israel Science Foundation
Language Learning Small Grants Program
NSF (Linguistics, Perception Action and Cognition programs)
Northern Illinois University Research and Artistry Grant Program

Editorial

Studies in Bilingualism (Book series, John Benjamins Publishing), Editorial Board, 2015-
Studies in Second Language Acquisition (Journal, Cambridge University Press), Editorial Board, 2016-
Second Language Research (Journal, Sage Journals), Editorial Board, 2016-
Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism (Journal, John Benjamins Publishing), Editorial Board, 2016-

Ad-hoc journal reviewer

Applied Linguistics
Applied Psycholinguistics
Bilingualism: Language and Cognition
Brain and Language
Brain Research
Cognition
Frontiers in Language Sciences
Frontiers in Psychology
International Journal of Bilingualism
International Journal of Psychophysiology
Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience
Journal of Cognitive Psychology
Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition
Journal of Memory and Language
Journal of Neurolinguistics
Journal of Neuroscience Methods
Language Learning
Language, Cognition and Neuroscience
Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism
Neuropsychologia
PLoS ONE
Psychophysiology
Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology
Second Language Research
Studies in Second Language Acquisition

P R O F E S S I O N A L   A N D   R E S E A R C H  A F F I L I A T I O N S


University of Illinois Electrophysiology and Language Processing Lab (director)
University of Illinois Second Language Acquisition and Bilingualism Lab
Cognitive Neuroscience Society
Linguistics Society of America
Society for the Neurobiology of Language
Psychonomic Society (Fellow)
Penn State Center for Language Science
Penn State Bilingualism and Language Development (BiLD) Lab
University of Washington Cognitive Neuroscience of Language Lab

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