Sentence and Discourse Processing LabOur lab investigates the processes and representations involved in the production and comprehension of human language. We conduct research on a variety of topics, usually addressing one or more of the following questions:
- How do speakers package information into meaningful "chunks" both above and below the sentence level?
- How do hearers integrate multiple sentence-size chunks into larger discourse structure?
- What are the underlying mechanisms that support the interpretation of underspecified chunks like pronouns and elliptical utterances?
Current ProjectsProjects in the lab currently address three lines of research:
- time course of processing for verbal anaphora
- the role of discourse in facilitation for parallel structure
- lexical access effects in anaphor resolution
how to find us
If you are interested in participating in an experiment, or if you are an undergraduate or graduate student at Brown looking to get involved in language processing research, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.