Christian J. Muxica

  cmuxica [at] g [dot] ucla [dot] edu

I am a third-year PhD student at UCLA in the department of linguistics. My interests are broadly in psycholinguistics, semantics/pragmatics, and intonation. More narrowly, I am interested in sentence processing and information structure. I study how the mental representations underlying meaning/discourse develop in real-time with an emphasis on spoken input. Currently, I am investigating how focus alternatives are selected and how tune influences syntactic memory. I am advised by Jesse Harris and Sun-Ah Jun primarily.

Before coming to Los Angeles, I was a Lab Manager for the XLing Laboratories at UMass Amherst where I earned my undergraduate degree. I was primarily advised by Brian Dillon there.

In my free time I like to make music, climb rocks, and read poetry/fiction. Here's what I listened to this week. I am a proud member of UAW Local 2865.


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