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.Kirby, S., & Goldin-Meadow, S. (2022). Regularization of Word Order in the Verb Phrase differs from the Noun Phrase: Evidence from an online silent gesture perception paradigm. Proceedings of the 44th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 1211-1217). Toronto, ON: Cognitive Science Society.
  • Do, M., & Kaiser, E. (2021). Sentence Formulation is Easier when Thematic and Syntactic Prominence Align: Evidence from Psych Verbs. Language, Cognition, & Neuroscience.
  • Do, M., Papafragou, A., & Trueswell, J. (2020). Cognitive and Pragmatic Factors in Language Production: Evidence from Source-Goal Motion Events. Cognition, 104447.