L-PAL (The Language Perception, Assessment, and Learning Lab)
Research conducted in the L-PAL lab investigates language from a variety of perspectives in order to better understand the processing, production, and representation of language.
Members of the lab work within the contexts of second language acquisition, discourse studies, natural language processing, adult literacy, and more.
(logo created by Rurik Tywoniw)
The LPAL lab includes three faculty from the Department of Applied Linguistics:
Research Interests: Lexical development, discourse processing, speaking proficiency, syntactic complexity, language assessment
Research Interests: Syntactic complexity, language assessment, speaking proficiency
Research Interests: Language perceptions, pragmatics
The LPAL Lab is also home to several PhD students:
Cynthia Berger, a fourth-year PhD student interested in lexical development, second language acquisition, and language processing.
Meredith Hall D’Arienzo, a second-year PhD student interested in lexical processing, cross-linguistic influence, and bilingualism.
Ali Heidari, a third-year PhD student interested in language processing, second language acquisition, text analysis, and language assessment.
Minkyung Kim, a third-year PhD student interested in lexical development, text processing, and literacy.
Stephen Skalicky, a fourth-year PhD student interested in creativity, figurative language, discourse processing, and pragmatics.
Rurik Tywoniw, a second-year PhD student interested in L2 literacy development, language assessment, cognitive linguistics and autonomous language learning and technology.