The Bilingualism, Mind, and Brain Lab is now affiliated with the Department of Language Science at the University of California, Irvine. We collaborate with a group of psycholinguistics labs at Penn State University within the Center for Language Science (CLS), including Dr. Michelle Diaz’s Language and Aging Lab and Dr. Giuli Dussias’s ISÍ (I see) Eye-tracking Lab, and with Dr. Eleonora Rossi’s lab at the University of Florida.
We moved to the University of California, Irvine in July, 2019, and have a number of exciting and ongoing research collaborations. Our lab as a whole investigates the cognitive processes that support the acquisition and proficient use of a second language. We study how bilingual speakers manage to speak words in one language at a time, how adult learners of a second language acquire new vocabulary, and what information is available when proficient bilinguals read in one or both of their two languages.