2016

August: Anna Papafragou co-organized the 38th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, which was held in Philadelphia August 11th-13th. Current PhD students Sarah Fairchild and Myrto Grigoroglou and former MA student Felix Gervits presented posters at the meeting.

June: The lab will mentor two visiting undergraduate McNair scholars for Summer 2016, Raevyn Johnson and Victor Ike.

May: Ercenur Unal successfully defended her dissertation, titled "The language-cognition interface: Evidence from the domain of evidentiality." She will go on to a postdoctoral researcher position at Radboud University & Max Planck Insitute for Psycholinguistics.

2015

October: Amelia Weiss, an undergraduate in our lab, received a travel award to present her research at the 2nd Annual Penn State Undergraduate Exhibition in Hispanic and General Linguistics (PSUxLing2).

August: Ercenur Unal was awarded the UD Office of Graduate and Professional Education Graduate Fellowship.

June: Anna Papafragou and Satoshi Tomioka (Linguistics & Cognitive Science) will co-organize the next MACSIM conference (www.macsim.us) at the University of Delaware on October 3rd.

May: Hannah Schwartz, an undergraduate in our lab, has been awarded an Undergraduate Science and Engineering Scholarship from the Undergraduate Research Office.

2014

July: Ercenur Unal's poster was selected as a finalist in the Poster Competition at the 13th International Congress for the Study of Child Language (IASCL).

2012

May: Dimitris Skordos was awarded the UD College of Arts & Sciences Dean's Doctoral Student Summer Scholarship.

May: Angela Yung, an undergraduate in our lab, has been awarded a Summer Fellowship from the Undergraduate Research Office.

May: Adrienne Pinto, an undergraduate in our lab, has been awarded an Undergraduate Supply and Expense Grant by the UD Undergraduate Research Program.

2011

May: Sarah Solomon won the Sigma Xi Senior Thesis Award for her thesis “The effects of linguistic categories on color perception,” co-advised by Anna Papafragou and Jim Hoffman.

May: Adrienne Pinto, an undergraduate in our lab, has won a Psi Chi Summer Research Fellowship and a second Fellowship from the Undergraduate Research Office.

March: Sarah Solomon, an undergraduate in our lab, was selected as the recipient of the Halsey McPhee Award from the UD Psychology department.

January: Our lab’s work was featured in an article about language and thought on Scienceline.org. More.

2010

November: The paper ‘Lexical and structural cues for the acquisition of motion verbs’ (A. Papafragou & S. Selimis) won the Peter Jusczyk Best Paper Award from the journal Language Learning and Development. The award was announced during the BUCLD Conference.

October: Anna Papafragou was awarded a new NSF grant to study evidential categories in language and cognition. More.

April: Graduate students Dimitris Skordos (Linguistics) and Megan Johanson (Psychology) received a Global Research Award from the UD Office of Graduate and Professional Education to conduct fieldwork in Greece as part of a collaborative project. More.

2009

November: Dimitris Skordos won the Jean Berko-Gleason Award from the Boston University Conference on Language Development, for best paper with graduate student as first author (Skordos & Papafragou). More.

May: Carlyn Friedberg, an undergraduate in our lab, was awarded the Halsey McPhee Award from the UD Psychology department.

2008

May: Carlyn Friedberg was awarded an Undergraduate Science and Engineering Award to conduct research on children’s false beliefs in our lab over the summer.

March: Anna Papafragou was awarded an R01 grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development to study the interface between spatial cognition and language.

2007

October: Anna Papafragou was selected to receive the Young Scholars Award of the Francis Alison Society, the highest award for an Assistant Professor at UD. More.

September: Anna Papafragou received a Fellowship from the UD Center for International Studies to conduct experiments in Greece and the US on the role of universality and variation in language and cognition.

April: Anna Papafragou was awarded a grant from NSF to study how events are mapped onto language. More.

May: Matthew Cohen was selected to receive the Sigma Xi Undergraduate Thesis Award for work he conducted in our lab. Matthew was also the recipient of the Halsey McPhee Undergraduate Award from the Psychology department this year.

2006

May: Matthew Cohen was the recipient of an Undergraduate Science and Engineering Award to conduct research on children’s pragmatic development in our lab over the summer.