Former Lab Members

Shannon Shannon Webb

Lab Manager

Shannon Webb is a Project Manager and Researcher in the SLA Lab, where she works on the LENS and LTELL projects. She has an MA in Computational Linguistics and is interested in second language acquisition, the acquisition of literacy, and computational approaches to measuring linguistic productivity.

Contact: SWebb@gc.cuny.edu

Wafa Soubeika Bahri

Research Assistant

Soubeika Bahri (Wafa) is a Research Assistant in the SLA Lab. She has worked on Arabic LENS project,. She is a 3rd year PhD student in the Linguistics Program, and has an MA in Applied Linguistics from Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA. Her research interests include sociolinguistics, second language acquisition, phonetics/phonology, and endangered language revitalization. Her current research focuses on endangered and little-documented languages, with primary emphasis on Tunisian Berber.

Contact: Wafafedy31@gmail.com

Website: http://tunisianberber.ws.gc.cuny.edu/

Lily1 Marie Lily Cerat

Research Assistant

Marie Lily Cerat is a Research Assistant in the SLA LAB, working on the Haitian Creole version of the LENS Project. Cerat is a doctoral student in the Urban Education Program at the Graduate Center of CUNY and, her research interest ranges from language in education policy to the impact of culture on teaching and learning. She also serves as an adjunct lecturer with Hunter College of CUNY-TESOL Program.

Pablo Pablo Gonzalez

research assistant

Pablo Gonzalez is a first year PhD student at the Linguistics department and a research assistant at the Second Language Acquisition Lab. He is currently working with the LENS and BRIDGES projects managing literacy evaluations. His research interests, although still undefined, are centered around issues on syntax, language contact, change and processing, and how computational linguistics can inform all these fields.

Stanley Chen is a Research Assistant in the SLA lab. He has worked on the MLD project as well as ChANLS. He is a 1st year MA student in the Linguistics Program and is interested in bilingualism, psycholinguistics, and neurolinguistics. He received his dual BA from National Chengchi University, focusing on linguistics and MSEd from the University of Pennsylvania. Contact: schen@gradcenter.cuny.edu

 

Stanley Chen

Research Assistant

Stanley Chen is a Research Assistant in the SLA lab. He has worked on the MLD project as well as ChANLS. He is a 1st year MA student in the Linguistics Program and is interested in bilingualism, psycholinguistics, and neurolinguistics. He received his dual BA from National Chengchi University, focusing on linguistics and MSEd from the University of Pennsylvania.

Contact: schen@gradcenter.cuny.edu

Chun-Yi Chun-Yi Peng

Research Assistant

Chun-Yi Peng is a Research Assistant in the SLA Lab. He has worked on the LENS Assessment projects. He is a 2nd year PhD student in the Linguistics Program and is interested in second language acquisition and sociolinguistics, especially the syntactic variation among Chinese dialect. His current research is looking at the effect of media exposure on the grammaticality judgment of people who speak ‘standard’ Mandarin. He received his BA from National Taiwan University and MA from Michigan State University.

Contact: cpeng2@gradcenter.cuny.edu

Shamim Ahmed Shamim

Research Assistant

Ahmed Shamim is a Research Assistant in the SLA Lab, he is working on the LENS project. He has an MA in Linguistics from the CUNY Graduate Center and is now working toward completing his doctoral degree in Linguistics. He also holds an MA in English literature from Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh. His research interests include language policies and ideologies, endangered language documentation, and the descriptive grammar of Bangla.

Contact: ashamim@gradcenter.cuny.edu

Lauren Lauren Spradlin

Research Assistant

Lauren Spradlin is a Research Assistant in the SLAL, and has worked on both the LENS and LTELL assessment projects, as well as (insert the official name of the ERP study here?). Lauren received her undergraduate degree in linguistics from the University of Arizona, and is now a second year PhD student. Her interests include cactuses, phonology, and signed languages, often in combination. She is currently investigating how language modality affects iconicity in signed and spoken languages.

Contact: spradlin.lauren@gmail.com

Nazmul Nazmul Sultan

Research Assistant

Nazmul Sultan works on the Bangla LENS project. He produces and edits test questions for the Bengali-speaking newcomer students to New York. Nazmul is an undergraduate student of Philosophy and Political Theory at the CUNY Baccalaureate Program. His research interests are primarily centered around philosophical exploration of politics. He writes about philosophy and politics in both Bengali and English.

Contact: nsagar@hunter.cuny.edu

Reid Vancelette

Research Assistant

Reid Vancelette is a first-year Ph.D. student in the Linguistics Program and a Research Assistant in the SLA lab. He is currently working on an EEG study of syntactic processing in heritage language learners. His past experienced dealt with MR-constrained MEG/EEG analyses of thematic role assignment in complex syntactic constructions. His interests lie in psycholinguistic models of bilingualism, syntax, morphosyntax, case-assignment, and Slavic and Baltic Linguistics.

Contact: rvancelette@gradcenter.cuny.edu

Jiaqi Jiaqi Wang

Research Assistant

Jiaqi Wang joined the lab in July 2013, as a research assistant with experience in second language assessment. He is working on the Mandarin LENS project. He is currently a PhD student at the Linguistics Program at the Graduate Center with research interest in syntax, syntactic development and learnability.

Joao padro João Pedro Marinotti

Research Assistant

João Pedro Marinotti is a PhD student and research assistant at the SLA Lab. He joined in August 2015 to work on the Second-Generation Bilinguals Project (SGBP) and the Multilingual Literacy Diagnostic Project (MLD). His research interests center around language change, its causes, and its effects. Having a background in linguistics (BA) and cognitive science and natural language processing (MSc), João Pedro Marinotti is also interested in human sentence processing, quantitative linguistics, L1 and L2 acquisition, and language policy.

Contact: pmarinotti@gradcenter.cuny.edu

Website: www.jpmarinotti.info

 

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