*This research group is not active currently.
PI: Dr. Susanne Carroll
Current and former members: Lindsay Hracs, Kelly Burkinshaw, Elias Abdollahnejad
One of the primary goals of our research is to learn more about how adult second language learners learn functional categories at the earliest stages of acquisition, i.e. on first exposure. Much of the research done with real learners (as opposed to artificial language learning studies) is descriptive. Instead, we are controlling the stimuli and population of interest in such a way that we can make stronger claims about cause and effect in learning.