Marcin Dadan is a syntactician with interest in comparative historical syntax, especially morpho-syntactic and semantic change and variation, but also generative typology, fieldwork, and language acquisition.
Emilie Destruel's primary research explores the semantic and pragmatic underpinnings of sentence structure variation and how the principles that govern this variation are manifested in French, but also across languages. Emilie also has research interests in second language acquisition and bilingualism, studying the acquisition of pragmatic inferences and sentence structure variation in L2 learners and bilinguals.
Olivia Dunn is a Linguistics MA student. Her academic focus is teaching English as a second language (TESL), and she is particularly interested in the intersection of multilingualism and identity in the classroom. Additionally, Olivia teaches a section of RHET 1030 for first-year undergraduate students.
Becky Gonzalez is a linguist specializing in multilingual language acquisition. She works in the area of syntax, with a focus on argument structure, and is especially interested in the factors (linguistic and non-linguistic) that influence linguistic outcomes in different types of multilinguals. Her research combines theoretical and experimental approaches and she works predominantly with speakers of Spanish, Portuguese, and English.
Bob McMurray studies speech perception, word recognition, word learning and neuroscience in children, adults, and impaired populations using linguistic analysis, eye-tracking, neuroscience techniques and computational models.
Guy Meyer is completing his master’s degree in linguistics with a focus on teaching English as a second language (TESL). He received his bachelor’s degree in Spanish from Arizona State University, and he currently teaches Intermediate Spanish as a teaching assistant.
My research focuses on acoustic cues in the speech sound signal which are used for speech perception and differentiating sounds. Specifically, using production and perceptual experiments, I will investigate the Spanish acoustic cues that differentiate voicing categories of consonant sounds (e.g., p versus b) and how second language learners of Spanish adjust their production and perception of acoustic cues that may differ between Spanish and their native language, English.
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