Sandra Villata

Postdoctoral Researcher

Linguistics


My research is concerned with the grammar-parser relation: my goal is to elucidate the mechanisms at play during real-time sentence processing, and to determine whether the grammar and the parser should be conceived of as two separate systems or as two facets of the same cognitive system. I tackle this issue mostly through the lens of ungrammatical sentence processing using several experimental methods (e.g. acceptability judgments, self-paced reading, and (in collaboration) EEG and computational modelling).