Jeffrey D. Witzel


Research

Interests

I am interested in just about all areas of psycho/neurolinguistics, but my research focuses primarily on how native and non-native speakers comprehend sentences. My recent projects have dealt with the following questions:

How do people comprehend sentences containing elements that must be linked across intervening words and phrases?

How are words and their meanings accessed during sentence comprehension?

What do people learn when they learn a second language (L2)? How do people access and deploy this knowledge during real-time L2 processing?

What are the best ways to address questions related sentence comprehension?