Darrell Penta

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Darrell Penta

Graduate Student
Department of Psychology, 125-NI
Northeastern University
Boston, MA 02115
penta.d@husky.neu.edu

Advisor

Neal Pearlmutter

I am a third-year Ph.D. student in Prof. Neal Pearlmutter’s Sentence Processing Laboratory. I am interested in understanding how the semantic features and conceptual properties of words and phrases influence the planning of sentences during language production. My current research explores factors involved in subject-verb agreement errors; specifically, I am attempting to independently manipulate semantic integration, defined as the degree to which the constituent elements of a phrase are closely linked at the message level, and semantic relatedness, defined as the relationship that exists between some noun pairs on any number of semantic dimensions.

Last modified on Aug 13, 2014 @ 10:40 am