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Curriculum Vitae

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EDUCATION

  • 2018
  • P.G. certificate in Higher Education Practice - Ulster University
  • 2016
  • PhD in Linguistics - University of Maryland
  • dissertation: The acquisition of adjunct control: grammar and processing
  • advisor: Jeffrey Lidz
  • 2011
  • M.A. in Linguistics - UCLA
  • B.A. in Linguistics & Spanish and Cognitive Science, summa cum laude
  • - UCLA

POSITIONS HELD

  • 2016-present
  •    Lecturer in Linguistics
  • Ulster University School of Communication and Media

PUBLICATIONS

  • Gerard, J. (submitted) Events in the acquisition of adjunct control.
  • Gerard, J., Lidz, J., Zuckerman, S., & Pinto, M. (2018) The acquisition of adjunct control is colored by the task. Glossa: a journal of general linguistics, 3(1), 75.
    doi: 10.5334/gjgl.547
  • Gerard, J. & Lidz, J. (2018) Before and After the Acquisition of Adjunct Control. In the Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press: 266-279.
  • Gerard, J., Lidz, J., Zuckerman, S., & Pinto, M. (2017) Similarity-Based Interference and the Acquisition of Adjunct Control. Frontiers in Psychology. 8:1822.
    doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01822

PRESENTATIONS

Invited
  • Errors, predictions, and continuity in grammar and processing,, Apr 18, 2018 at Utrecht University, for conference on Experimental Methods in Language Acquisition Research
  • Interference and control: the acquisition and processing of sentences with adjunct control, May 19, 2017 at University of Amsterdam
  • Interference effects in the acquisition of adjunct control, Dec 5, 2016 at University of Geneva
Conference
  • Gerard, J. (2019) Acquiring adjunct control without using it, talk given at DGfS 41 (Cross-linguistic variation in control phenomena). Bremen, Germany, Mar 6-8, 2019
  • Gerard, J. & Lidz, J. (2018) Ambiguity in the acquisition of adjunct control, talk given at Ambigo: Workshop on Ambiguity. Göttingen, Germany, Jul 4-5, 2018
  • Gerard, J. & Lidz, J. (2017) Before and after the acquisition of adjunct control, talk given at BUCLD 42. Boston, MA, Nov 3-5, 2017
  • Huang, Y., Hsu, N., Leonard, E., Gerard, J., Kowalski, A, & Novick, J. (2017) Syntactic parsing with limited control: Effects on the kindergarten path, poster at CUNY 30. Boston, MA, Mar 30-Apr 1, 2017
  • Gerard, J., Lidz, J., Zuckerman, S., & Pinto, M. (2016) Similarity-based interference in the acquisition of adjunct control, talk given at BUCLD 41. Boston, MA, Nov 4-6, 2016
  • Huang, Y., Hsu, N., Gerard, J., Kowalski, A, & Novick, J. (2016) Cognitive-control effects on the kindergarten path: Separating correlation from causation, talk at BUCLD 41. Boston, MA, Nov 4-6, 2016
  • Gerard, J., Lidz, J., Zuckerman, S., & Pinto, M. (2016) Adjunct control in 3 and 4 year olds: effects of age and similarity-based interference, talk given at GALANA 7. Urbana, IL, Sep 8-10, 2016
  • Gerard, J., Lidz, J., Zuckerman, S., & Pinto, M. (2016) Adjunct control interpretation in four year olds is colored by the task, talk given at the CUNY 29. Gainesville, FL, Mar 3-5, 2016
  • Huang, Y., Gerard, J., Hsu, N., Kowalski, A, & Novick, J. (2016) Cognitive-control effects on the kindergarten path: Separating correlation from causation, poster at CUNY 29. Gainesville, FL, Mar 3-5, 2016
  • Gerard, J. & Lidz, J. (2016) No ambiguity in the acquisition of adjunct control, poster presented at the 90th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America (LSA). Washington DC, Jan 7-10, 2016
  • Gerard, J. & Lidz, J. (2015) Using passive sentences to rule out an agent account of adjunct control in 4-5 year olds, poster presented at GALANA 6. College Park, MD, Feb 19-21, 2015
  • Gerard, J. & Lidz, J. (2015) Using Principle C to rule out an attachment account of adjunct control in 4-5 year olds,, poster presented at the 89th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America (LSA). Portland, OR, Jan 8-11, 2015
  • Gerard, J. & Lidz, J. (2014) 4-5 year olds do not attach non-finite adjuncts too low, poster presented at the BUCLD 39. Boston, MA, Nov 7-9, 2014
  • Gerard, J. (2011) Crosslinguistic Priming with Locative Prepositions, Southern California Undergraduate Linguistics Conference. Los Angeles, CA, Apr 9, 2011

HONORS & GRANTS

  • 2017-2018
  • Ulster University pump-priming fund, What is specifically linguistic in linguistic competence?, (with Lynda Kennedy, Christina Sevdali, Jacopo Romoli, and Raffaella Folli), £22,300
  • 2016-2017
  • NSF Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant (BCS-1551662), Similarity-based interference and the acquisition of adjunct control, $16,781
  • 2016
  • UMD Graduate Research Appreciation Day first place oral presentation, $450
  • 2016
  • Arts and Humanities Student Travel Award, $350
  • 2014
  • Jacob K. Goldhaber Travel Grant, $250
  • 2010-2011
  • Undergraduate Research Scholars Program, UCLA Psychology, $5000
  • 2010-2011
  • Department Scholar Program, UCLA Linguistics
  • 2010-2011
  • Departmental Honors, UCLA Psychology
  • 2007-2011
  • UCLA Dean’s Honors List
  • 2007-2011
  • UCLA College Honors Program

TEACHING & ADVISING

Teaching
  • Ulster University (Instructor)
  • CMM 125 Children’s Language - Fall 2016, 2017, 2018
  • CMM 375 Language Acquisition- Fall 2016, 2017, 2018
  • CMM 378 Research Methods in Linguistics - Spring 2017, 2018, 2019
  • CMM 735 Language Acquisition (MSc) - Spring 2017, Fall 2017, 2018
  • CMM 538 Dissertation project (coordinator) - 2017/2018, 2018/2019
  • University of Maryland (teaching assistant)
  • LING 200 Introduction to Linguistics (Spring 2015)
  • LING 311 Syntax I (Spring 2014)
  • LING 200 Introduction to Linguistics (Spring 2013)
  • LING 240 Language and Mind (Fall 2012)
Advising
  • Ulster University
  • Primary advisor: Sofja Volkova (PhD expected 2019)
  • PhD committee: Susan Logue (PhD expected 2019)
  • PhD committee: Victoria Singer (PhD expected 2020)
  • Nuffield research placement supervisor (summer 2017-2018)
  • Supervisor for MSc and BSc dissertations
  • University of Maryland
  • mentor for undergraduate research assistants, 2014-2016

SERVICE

    Reviewing
  • Language Acquisition
  • Journal of Child Language
  • Language Learning and Development
  • Journal of Memory and Language
  • Glossa: a journal of general linguistics
  • Boston University Conference on Language Development
  • Ulster University

  • 2018 -
  • Course director for MSc Linguistics and TESOL
  • 2018
  • Acting course director for MSc English Language and Linguistics
  • 2018
  • Organizer for seminar series in Linguistics
  • 2017 -
  • Nuffield research placement supervisor for high school students, 2017 -
  • University of Maryland

  • 2015
  • GALANA 6 conference committee
  • 2015
  • Co-Leader of Workshop on Extralinguistic contributors to language acquisition
  • 2013-2015
  • UMD Linguistics Department Colloquium Committee
  • 2013-2015
  • Linguistics Grad Student Association
  • 2012-2013
  • Mayfest committee
  • 2012
  • IGERT Language Science Day Committee
  • 2012-2014
  • UMD Language Science High School Outreach
  • UCLA

  • 2010-2011
  • Southern California Undergrad Linguistics Conference committee
  • 2009-2011
  • Society of Bruin Linguists (Vice President 2010-2011)

LANGUAGES

  • English (native), Spanish (intermediate), German (introductory)

Last updated April 9, 2019