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Graduate student Nyssa Bulkes, Linguistics, receives Best Student Poster award at conference

12/7/2016  8:00 am

Nyssa Bulkes, a Ph.D. candidate in Linguistics, received the award for Best Student Poster at this year’s 10th International Conference on the Mental Lexicon, held at the University of Ottawa, Canada.

Nyssa presented her eye tracking work on anticipation, word recognition, and idiom comprehension in L1 and L2 speakers.

Nyssa, along with Kiel Christianson, Professor of Educational Psychology and Darren Tanner, Assistant Professor of Linguistics at U of I, gave a poster presentation titled “Reading between the lines: Effects of frequency and formulaicity in comprehension.”

Nyssa’s research interests include psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics, and second language acquisition.

The conference brings together psycholinguistic, neurolinguistics, and computational research on the representation and processing of words in the mind and brain. The conference encourages a wide perspective on lexical representation and processing.