Georgetown Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program (GULRAP)

PhD student Alexandra Pfiffner and undergraduate Ryan Mannion working on their GULRAP project

The Georgetown undergraduate research apprenticeship program (GULRAP) pairs undergraduate linguistics majors with PhD students carrying out linguistics research. This pairing provides graduate students with research advising and mentoring experience and gives undergrads the opportunity to participate in original linguistics research. Applications are solicited a few weeks before the start of each semester. Research mentor/mentee teams for Spring 2019 are below:

  • Maya Barzilai with Kiren Chaudry and Emilio José Luna on “Phonetics and Phonology in Speech Perception”
  • Bertille Baron with Ivy Wang on “Transcribing and annotating Ikpana texts”
  • Alexandra Pfiffner with Siyu Liang on “Word-final Obstruent Devoicing in Minnesotan English”
  • Ashleigh Pipes with Xuyang Zhang and Emile Zahr on “Examining Cognitive Creativity as an Individual Difference in Second Language Production”
  • Sakol Suethanapornkul with Benjamin Liu on “Statistical Learning of Predictive Dependencies of Tense-Aspect System in an Artificial Language by English And Thai L1 Adults”
  • Mark Visona with Emily Schluper and Peyton Shelbourne on “The Representation of Talk and Thought in Truthful, Deceptive, and “Naturalistic” Online Hotel Reviews”
  • Lindley Winchester with Shane Quinn and Caroline Cosovich on “The morphosyntax of the Maltese DP”