June Choe

Ph.D. Candidate in Linguistics


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

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

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

    I am a PhD candidate 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 and represent linguistic ambiguity, 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. My thesis explored the role of prosodically-marked semantic focus in garden-path reanalysis.

    Beyond linguistics research, I have interests in data visualization, science communication, and the R programming language. I actively develop (ggtrace, jlmerclusterperm) and contribute to (openalexR) open source software and maintain a technical blog as a hobby. I also work as a data science tutor as part of a MindCORE program, and occasionally take on small statistical consulting projects.

    contact me: yjchoe@sas.upenn.edu