Spencer Caplan

PhD Student in Linguistics

How does the mind compute language?

Spencer Caplan is a Ph.D candidate (entered 2015) in the Linguistics Department who studies the intersection of linguistics, computation, and cognition.

Some of the research and techniques that Spencer is interested in include:

  • Computational and algorithmic models of language acquisition and language proccessing
  • The application of quantitative and statistical methodology to answer questions in theoretical linguistics
  • Experimental techniques such as eye-tracking to study questions in psycholinguistics.


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Department of Linguistics, University of Pennsylvania
Office:Room 514, Levine Hall, 3300 Walnut Street
email: spcaplan@sas.upenn.edu