Eva Wittenberg

I am an Assistant Professor of Linguistics at UC San Diego, where I direct the Language Comprehension Lab.

My research has two main objectives: advancing linguistic theory with the help of psycholinguistic data from a broad range of languages and varieties, and advancing psycholinguistic data by developing methods, paradigms, and research instruments.

I am interested in language comprehension broadly as it speaks to linguistic architecture: What is language, so that our brain can process it?

Short Bio

Before joining Linguistics, I was a postdoctoral researcher at the Center for Research in Language here at UCSD, where I worked with Roger Levy (now MIT) and Victor Ferreira (UCSD Psychology).

I received my Ph.D. from Potsdam University under the supervision of Heike Wiese, and I also closely worked with Ray Jackendoff, Gina Kuperberg, and Jesse Snedeker. Before that, I obtained an M.A. in Modern History and also, Germanic Linguistics at Humboldt University Berlin and Potsdam University.

Short CV (updated 8/2020)