Language production, message formulation, sentence formulation, incrementality and flexibility in language processing, cross-linguistic differences in language processing, linguistic diversity, bilingualism, language and though, implicit learning, syntax, memory for language, source memory, forgetting, metacognition
My research addresses questions in language production and memory for language.
In my work on language production, I focus on incrementality and flexibility in message and sentence formulation. For example, when describing a simple event, how do speakers "plan" what to say and how to say it? How are message-level and sentence-level processes shaped by learning? I approach these questions by studying how speakers plan messages and sentences of varying complexity and in different languages.
In my work on memory for language, I examine native and non-native speakers' memory for simple sentences. Bridging the gap between research on bilingual sentence processing and reconstructive memory, I examine how the process of learning a language changes how we remember information presented in this language.