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. 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 prosodic focus in garden-path reanalysis.

    Beyond linguistics research, I have interests in data visualization, science communication, and the R programming language. I author packages in statistical computing and graphics (ex: ggtrace, jlmerclusterperm) and collaborate on other open-source software (ex: openalexR, pointblank). I also maintain a technical blog as a hobby and occasionally take on small statistical consulting projects.

    contact me: yjchoe@sas.upenn.edu