2020

April: Anna Papafragou will give a talk during the Harold Schlosberg Colloquium in the Department of Cognitive, Linguistic, and Psychological Sciences at Brown University.

March: Our lab has 1 talk and 3 posters at at the 33rd annual CUNY conference at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Our talk is titled "The role of executive function and theory of mind in pragmatic computations" (Fairchild, S., & A. Papafragou). We will also present "Pragmatics and event structure: A closer look at their interaction in language production" (Do, M., A. Papafragou, & J. Trueswell), "Agents’ goals affect placement of event endpoints" (Mathis, A., & A. Papafragou), and "Unable or unwilling? Being under-informative is interpreted differently for native and non-native speakers" (Fairchild, S., A. Mathis, & A. Papafragou).

February: Graduate student Dionysia Saratsli was awarded a Graduate Grant 2019 by Gorilla -  an online experimental platform specifically geared for the behavioral sciences (www.gorilla.sc). The grant will support a study that is running in collaboration with Dr. Zhenghan Qi from the The Language Acquisition and Brain Lab at the University of Delaware (https://sites.udel.edu/q-lab/). The study explores the role of social cognition in word learning. Dionysia is one of only 26 winners worldwide (https://gorilla.sc/grants/winners2019). 

January: Graduate student Alyssa Kampa was selected as a finalist to compete in the Five-minute Linguist Competition, which was held as a plenary event at the Linguistic Society of America's 2020 Annual Meeting. 

January: Graduate students Yue Ji and Alyssa Kampa presented their work at the Linguistic Society of America 2020 Annual Meeting. 

January: Anna Papafragou was elected a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science (APS). Fellow status is awarded to APS members “who have made sustained outstanding contributions to the science of psychology”.

2019

December: Anna Papafragou gave a talk during the Workshop on motion verbs at the University of Athens in Greece.

December: Graduate student Dionysia Saratsli was awarded the Gerondelis Foundation Scholarship.

November: Graduate students Yue Ji and Alyssa Kampa was presented their work at the 44th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development.  Alyssa has received a Paula Menyuk Travel Award to attend.

September: Anna Papafragou gave a talk during the Workshop on Endless Possibilities: The Development of Possibility and Necessity in Cognition, Language, and Society at the University of Maryland.

September: Anna Papafragou gave a talk at the Cognitive Science Colloquium at the University of Maryland.

July: Graduate students Yue Ji, Alyssa Kampa, Catherine Richards, and Dionysia Saratsli presented their work at the 41st Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society in Montreal. 

July: Anna Papafragou joined University of Pennsylvania's Department of Linguistics.

June: Graduate student, Dionysia Saratsli completed a Linguist Internship at Google LLC during the summer.

May: Anna Papafragou led a 3-lecture workshop at Queen Mary University of London.

May: Anna Papafragou gave a talk at the Department of Linguistics at Queen Mary University of London.

May: Anna Papafragou gave a talk at the 12th Annual Meeting of Concepts, Actions, and Objects: Functional and Neural Perspectives in Rovereto, Italy.

April: Anna Papafragou gave a talk at the Integrated Science and Technology Seminar at the University of Pennsylvania.

April: Graduate students Yue Ji, Alyssa Kampa and Dionysia Saratsli presented their work at the 8th meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Colloquium of Studies in Meaning. 

March: Graduate students Alyssa Kampa and Dionysia Saratsli presented their work at the 2019 Biennial Meeting for the Society for Research in Child Development in Baltimore, MD.  Alyssa received an SRCD Graduate Student Travel Award to attend.

2018

November: Graduate students Alyssa Kampa and Dionysia Saratsli presented their work at the 43rd Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development.  Both received a Paula Menyuk Travel Award to attend.

August: The lab welcomes new graduate student Catherine Richards (Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences) from the University of Minnesota.  She will receive a Graduate Scholars award fellowship for her first year. 

July: Graduate student Alyssa Kampa presented her work at the XPRAG scalar implicatures workshop in Siena, Italy. 

July: Graduate student Yue Ji presented her work at the 40th Annual Cognitive Science Society Meeting in Madison, WI.

July: Anna Papafragou gave a talk at the 10th International Workshop on Language Production at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics.

June: Anna Papafragou spoke about language and event representation at the LOT Summer School in Linguistics at the University of Groningen.

May: Anna Papafragou has been appointed a member of the U.S. National Committee for Psychological Science.  The U.S. national committee participates in the International Union of Psychological Science that works to promote the development, representation, and advancement of psychology as a basic and applied science nationally, regionally, and internationally.

April: Sarah Fairchild successfully defended her dissertation, titled "Speaker and listener effects on the processing of pragmatic meaning." She will go on to a research associate position at Core Human Factors, Inc.

April: Graduate students Alyssa Kampa and Dionysia Saratsli shared language science findings with children and parents at the  USA Science and Engineering Festival.

April: Graduate students Yue Ji, Alyssa Kampa, and Dionysia Saratsli presented their work at the 2018 Linguistics and Cognitive Science Student Conference.

March: Myrto Grigoroglou successfully defended her dissertation, titled "Informativeness in children's event descriptions." She will go on to a postdoctoral research position at the University of Toronto.

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