Name and title:
Helena Aparicio, Assistant Professor, Linguistics
I use a combination of experimental and computational methods to study how humans process and interpret language.
Current research project:
Teasing apart what aspects of linguistic meaning are grammatically encoded vs. pragmatically derived during linguistic interactions.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017-2020
- Ph.D., Linguistics, University of Chicago, 2017
- M.A., Linguistics, City University of New York, 2011
- B.A., Humanities, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, 2005
Last book read:
“Touch Think Learn” by Xavier Deneux (last night to my 1 year old)
In your own time/when not working:
I enjoy spending time with my family, classical music and dining out.
Courses you’re most looking forward to teaching:
Experimental Methods in Linguistics
What most excites you about Cornell:
All the talent that Cornell attracts! I can’t wait to join such an amazing intellectual community.