About me

I am a first-year PhD student in Linguistics at the University of Maryland, where I'm advised by Valentine Hacquard and Jeff Lidz. My interests are mainly in language acquisition, semantics & pragmatics, and their intersection: I study how children learn the meanings of their language.

Some specific topics that I am working on include children's comprehension of connectives such as but and so, infants' understanding of interrogatives vs. declaratives, and the acquisition of attitude verbs such as think and want.

I earned my B.A. in Linguistics and French at Stanford University, where I worked with Judith Degen and Michael Frank. After that, I completed my Master's degree in Cognitive Science at the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris, under the supervision of Alex de Carvalho.

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You can contact me at: e swan (at) umd (dot) edu

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