Program Director

Dr. William Snyder

Dr. William Snyder

Dr. Snyder is a professor in the Linguistics Department at the University of Connecticut. His research interests include child language acquisition (of syntax, morphology, and semantics), comparative syntax and morphology, the syntax-semantics interface, as well as experimental psycholinguistics.

Our Graduate Students


Emma Nguyen

Emma is a doctoral student and IGERT fellow. She is from Annapolis, Maryland and received her B.A. in Linguistics from the University of Maryland, College Park. Her research interests include first-language acquisition, computational modeling, psycholinguistics, and neurolinguistics among others. In her free time, she likes to travel new sites, read many books, and annoy her two cats.

Shuyan Wang

Shuyan is a fifth year Ph.D student of Linguistics at the University of Connecticut. I am mainly interested in first language acquisition, especially the acquisition of pragmatics, semantics, and syntax.  She is also interested in syntax, and sign language studies.

Kangzheng Gao

Kangzheng is a third-year graduate student in the Linguistics Department. He is from Jiangsu, China and received his B.A. from Soochow University. His research interests include child language acquisition, computational models of parameter-setting and syntax. When he is free, he likes to hike, travel and reading history.