Sol wins 3-year grant on processing agreement

Congratulations to 2014 alum Sol Lago, for a 3-year grant from the German Research Foundation (DFG) in support of her research on how Spanish and English native speakers process gender and number agreement in German. The research will be used as a test case for two important questions: are some languages more difficult to understand and potentially learn than others? And can this difficulty lie in how a speaker's native language shapes their processing mechanisms? Sol will be conducting this work within Shravan Vasishth's lab at the University of Potsdam, where Sol has been a postdoctoral researcher since she fininshed her dissertation at UMD, "Memory and Prediction in Cross-Linguistic Sentence Processing."