David Thomas Miller

    Email Address: millerdt@uic.edu
    College: Liberal Arts and Sciences Department: Hispanic and Italian Studies
    Title: Assistant Professor
    Office: 1705 UH
    Webpage: https://multipsych.lab.uic.edu/
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    The Psychology of Multilingualism lab is dedicated to the investigation of the bi- and multilingual mind. Our research is aimed at gaining a better understanding of the many ways in which knowing and using additional languages impacts the human experience. We study bilingualism in contexts such as second language acquisition, language processing, language attrition, decision making, and additive multilingualism. Using a variety of offline and online psycholinguistic methods to test the theoretical assumptions concerning the human language capacity, our aim is to look inside the bi- and multilingual mind to better understand the linguistic and cognitive consequences of speaking, using, or otherwise knowing more than one language, as well as their effect on human behavior. Our members, past and present, have a wide range of interests that cover topics from psycholinguistics to theoretical linguistics in all major domains of linguistic study. If you are interested in bi- and multilingualism, feel free to look around our site to meet our team and see what they have going on.

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week:

    Qualifications of a Student:
    GPA 3.0 or higher
    Spanish 206 or higher (preferred but not required)
    Major (preferred): Spanish, Linguistics, Computer Science; any other majors will be considered. No prior experience required.

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    The student will assist the principal investigator (Prof. Miller) and at least one PhD student on ongoing work. This may include data collection and analysis, writing, reading, presentations, and other research needs.

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