Matt Goldrick

Professor and Chair
Department of Linguistics
Affiliated with:
Cognitive Science Program  Department of Psychology
Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program   Institute on Complex Systems
Penn State Center for Language Science

Research Interests

I'm interested in the cognitive science of language. My research utilizes behavioral experiments as well as formal models to build theories of the cognitive and neural mechanisms underlying linguistic knowledge and processing in mono- and multi-lingual speakers.

Current research support

Phonetic Echoes of Cognitive Disruptions in Speech Production NIH NICHD 1R21HD077140
INSPIRE: Gradient Symbolic Computation (subaward) NSF BCS 1344269
Core Center for Integrated Research on Human Communication Disorders (co-PI) NIH NIDCD 1P30DC012035

Recent papers

Resources for the Gradient Symbolic Computation framework

Pyeong Whan Cho, in collaboration with myself and Paul Smolensky, has constructed a series of interactive tutorials that introduce this computational framework in the context of incremental sentence processing.

Full List of Web-Enabled Publications/Presentations


Lab Webpage

Phonatics Discussion Group

Sprocet Discussion Group


Statistical Models of Language Production Data
Spring, 2014
Introduction to Linear Mixed Models
Spring, 2013:
Winter, 2013:
Fall, 2012:

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