A brief overview of the topics we study in our lab.

Language Production

  • Testing theories regarding how the structure of message-level representations build speech.

Language Acquisition

  • Studying how children acquire language via quantitative and qualitative analyses of language exposure.

Computational Modeling

  • Building computational models of semantic development and memory.


  • Measuring disorganized speech and semantic cohesion in speech of schizophrenic patients.

  • Developing automated language evaluation to help researchers better understand speech pathology.