Department of Linguistics and the College
Monica Do is a psycholinguist who uses experiments in language production to better understand the relationship between thought and language. Specifically, her research investigates how people decide what to say (or not say!) about the world they see around them and how speakers turn their thoughts into the sentences required by their different languages. Her work brings together topics in event cognition, pragmatics, and theoretical linguistics. She studies these production processes in different languages using visual world eye-tracking and other behavioral techniques.
Her work has appeared in such journals as Cognition, the Journal of Memory and Language, Language, Cognition, and Neuroscience, and Cognitive Science.
She received her PhD in linguistics from the University of Southern California and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania before joining the University of Chicago’s Department of Linguistics as a Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellow.