Monica L. Do

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Assistant Professor, Department of Linguistics
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Rosenwald 229C
Ph.D., University of Southern California, 2018
Teaching at UChicago since 2020
Research Interests: Psycholinguistics, Experimental Syntax

Dr. Monica Do’s research uses experiments in language production to better understand the relationship between thought and language. Specifically, she investigates (i) how people decide what to say (and not say) about the world they see around them and (ii) how they then map their conceptual representations of the world into the linguistic form required by their language. To do this, her work investigates how people describe different types of events across different languages.

Recent Publications

Selected Articles/Chapters:

  • Do, M., Papafragou, A., & Trueswell, J. (2019). "The Goal Bias in Memory and Language: Explaining the Asymmetry." In A.K. Goel, C.M. Seifert, & C. Freksa (Eds.), Proceedings of the 41st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 268-274). Montreal, QB: Cognitive Science Society.
  • Do, M., & Kaiser, E. (2019). "Subjecthood and linear order in linguistic encoding: Evidence from the real-time production of wh-questions in English and Mandarin Chinese." Journal of Memory and Language, 105, 60-75.
  • Do, M. & Kaiser, E. (2017). "The relationship between syntactic satiation and syntactic priming: A first look." Frontiers in Psychology: Approaches to Language: Data, Theory, and Explanation 8:1851. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01851