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Welcome new Baggetts, Jad and Laurel

Say Hello to Jad Wehbe and Laurel Whitfield, our new Baggett Fellows. Jad just graduated from Harvard, with concentrations in Linguistics and Mathematics, and a senior thesis on modality and past tense in Lebanese Arabic, with advisor Gennaro Chierchia. Laurel comes to us from UMass Amherst with a B.S. in Psychology, a minor in Linguistics and Education, and a senior thesis with Adrian Staub that uses eye-tracking data to assess processing of garden paths and object relative clauses in 7-and 8-year-olds. Jad and Laurel will be mentored by Valentine Hacquard and Jeffrey Lidz.