June Choe

Ph.D. Student in Linguistics


  • B.A. (hons.) Northwestern University (2016–20)
  • Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania (2020 ~)
  • Interests

  • (Computational) Psycholinguistics
  • Language Acquisition
  • Parsing / Sentence Processing
  • Prosody & Information Structure
  • Methods: Web-based experiments, eye-tracking, self-paced reading, corpus analysis

    Programming: R (fluent) | HTML/CSS, Javascript, Julia (proficient)


    I am a third year PhD student in Linguistics at the University of Pennsylvania, and a student affiliate of Penn MindCORE and the Language and Communication Sciences program. I am a psycholinguist broadly interested in experimental approaches to studying meaning, of various flavors. I use computational and behavioral methods to study how comprehenders process ambiguity in structure and meaning, both in real time and at different stages of language development. My advisor is Anna Papafragou and I am a member of the Language & Cognition Lab.

    I received my B.A. in Linguistics from Northwestern University, where I worked with Jennifer Cole, Masaya Yoshida, and Annette D’Onofrio. I also worked as a research assistant for the Language, Education, and Reading Neuroscience Lab). I wrote my thesis on the role of prosodically-marked semantic focus in the reanalysis of garden-path sentences.

    Beyond linguistics research, I have interests in data visualization, science communication, and the R programming language. I develop and contribute to R packages and blog about these topics as a hobby. I’m especially passionate about improving explanatory data viz in academic research and strongly believe that style is just as important as content. I also work as a data science tutor for researchers at Penn.

    contact me: yjchoe@sas.upenn.edu