I'm Hannah Forsythe. I earned my Ph.D. in linguistics from Michigan State University and I am now a postdoc at UC Irvine, working with Dr. Lisa Pearl.
I am interested in how children map the forms of language to their meaning(s), especially when these mappings are ambiguous, variable, or noisy. I use formal, behavioral, corpus, and computational methods to look at these questions:
¿? How do children map pronouns to their meanings by integrating morphosyntactic and discourse cues?
¿? How is gradability mapped to verbs and prepositions?
¿? How do children growing up with mixed input map objects to their morphological realizations?
¿? How do children map the same semantic primitives to different syntax across English, Spanish, and Vietnamese?
¿Y vos? - Còn ban, thì sao? - And you?