Apart from my primary focus on Latin/Romance, East Asian/Chinese and Formal Syntax, I have secondary interests in linguistic interfaces and Cognitive Science, which have led me to investigate beyond my primary research topics. This has been beneficial, since issues in psycholinguistics mutually inform my work on formal syntactic change and language teaching, and I have had a great time reading up on them. Below is an outline of my experience with psycholinguistics in chronological order:
In the field of psycholinguistics, I have studied first (L1) and second (L2) language acquisition and language processing, which all began with my enrollment in Professor Yaron Matras' course on Language Contact at the University of Manchester. Shortly afterwards, I took part in my two courses on L1 acquisition with Professors Lappin, Clark and Lidz at the LSA Summer Institute 2011, which provided a full and contrasting perspective on child language acquisition. This was complemented by my participation in Professor Julie Boland and Dr Lauren Squire's course on Psycholinguistic Interfaces with Syntax at the LSA Summer Institute 2013 at the University of Michigan, and my attendance to courses on L1 acquisition given by Professor Bernadette Plunkett as well as L2 acquisition/psycholinguistics by Professor Heather Marsden at the University of York. More on this to follow.