Linguistics Department

Fernando Llanos


Assistant ProfessorPh.D., Purdue University

Fernando Llanos

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Interests


Neurolinguistics, psycholinguistics, speech perception, second language acquisition

Biography


Fernando Llanos is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Linguistics at The University of Texas at Austin. He earned his Ph.D. from Purdue University in 2016. Prior to his time in the Department of Linguistics at UT Austin, he was a Postdoctoral Associate in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the same university (2016-2018) and the University of Pittsburgh (2018-2020). His main research area is neurolinguistics. He is primarily interested in the neural processing of speech categories by monolinguals, bilinguals, and second-language learners. He investigates these topics using behavioral methods, neuroimaging, brain stimulation, and machine learning. His work aims to develop computational and neurobiologically-informed models to test theoretical predictions on speech processing, improve the acquisition of new languages, and inform clinical treatments.

Courses


LIN 393 • Neurolinguistics

40705 • Fall 2021
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM RLP 4.716
This seminar will explore the neuroanatomical correlates and neural mechanisms involved in language processing and language use across multiple areas of study in linguistics: phonetics & phonology, syntax, morphology & semantics, signed & written languages, and language acquisition & bilingualism. The weight of each area will be adjusted to fit the research interests of the class. The seminar will also include an introduction to neuroimaging and brain stimulation methods, with an emphasis on the techniques that are currently implemented at The University of Texas at Austin.

LIN 350 • Intro To Psycholinguistics-Wb

40390 • Spring 2021
Meets MWF 2:00PM-3:00PM
Internet; Synchronous

Course description forthcoming.

LIN 393 • Neurolinguistics

39228 • Fall 2020
Meets TTH 9:30AM-11:00AM RLP 4.104
Hybrid/Blended
This seminar will explore the neuroanatomical correlates and neural mechanisms involved in language processing and language use across multiple areas of study in linguistics: phonetics & phonology, syntax, morphology & semantics, signed & written languages, and language acquisition & bilingualism. The weight of each area will be adjusted to fit the research interests of the class. The seminar will also include an introduction to neuroimaging and brain stimulation methods, with an emphasis on the techniques that are currently implemented at The University of Texas at Austin.

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  • Department of Linguistics

    University of Texas at Austin
    305 E. 23rd Street STOP B5100
    Robert L. Patton Hall (RLP) 4.304
    Austin, TX 78712
    512-471-1701