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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. (in press) The extragrammaticality of the acquisition of adjunct control. preprint
  • Gerard, J. (2021) Adjunct control and the poverty of the stimulus: availability vs. evidence. In Anne Mucha, Jutta Hartmann & Beata Trawiński (eds.), Non-Canonical Control in a Cross-linguistic Perspective [Linguistik aktuell/Linguistics Today].
    doi: 10.1075/la.270.08ger
  • Logue, S., Sevdali, C., Folli, R., & Gerard, J. (2020) Environmental factors and sentence complexity in child second language acquisition. In the Proceedings of the 44th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press: 336-348.
  • Volkova, S., Folli, R., Sevdali, C., & Gerard, J. (2020) The Task Clears the Path for Comprehension: The Acquisition of Case in Russian. In the Proceedings of the 44th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press: 703-716.
  • 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
  • Evidence for syntactic dependencies in language acquisition, Jan 23, 2021 at Université de Paris for LaPsyDÉ Scientific Focus
  • 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

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 375 Language Acquisition - Fall 2016-2020
  • CMM 378 Research Methods in Linguistics - Spring 2017-2021
  • CMM 125 Children’s Language - Fall 2016-2019, Spring 2021
  • CMM 735 Language Acquisition (MSc) - Spring 2017, Fall 2017-2019
  • CMM 538 Dissertation project (coordinator) - 2017-2021
  • Introduction to R
  • - short course for Psychology Research Methods summer school 2019
  • - workshop for Doctoral College 2020
  • 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 2021)
  • PhD committee: Susan Logue (PhD expected 2021)
  • PhD committee: Victoria Singer (PhD expected 2021)
  • Nuffield research placement supervisor (summer 2017-2019)
  • 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
  • Fontiers in Psychology
  • Boston University Conference on Language Development
  • CUNY Human Sentence Processing Conference
  • Ulster University

  • 2018 -
  • Course director for MSc Linguistics and TESOL
  • Course director for MSc English Language and Linguistics
  • 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 September 2021