Jean Costa-Silva

Linguist, Language Educator

About Me

I am a PhD Candidate in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Georgia. My research focuses on Second Language Acquisition and Cognitive Linguistics. I primarily investigate how English-Portuguese learners acquire motion encoding lexicalization patterns in their additional language. I am also interested in syntax, semantics, multilingualism, and teaching linguistics. At the moment, I work under the supervision of Dr. Vera Lee-Schoenfeld and Dr. Paula Mellom.

I am a Teaching Assistant in the Department of Linguistics, where I teach Generative Syntax and Study of Language (Intro to Linguistics). I also serve as the Executive Editor of UGA Working Papers in Linguistics.

I am the founder/coordinator of Second Language Acquisition and Cognition (SLAC) Research Group.