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 lies at the nexus of  Second Language Acquisition and Cognitive Linguistics. I also investigate Generative Syntax, Bilingualism, and Teaching Methodologies. I am particularly interested in how English-Portuguese learners acquire motion encoding lexicalization patterns in their additional language. 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 LING3150W (Generative Syntax - Writing Intensive) and LING2100 (Study of Language). I also serve as the Executive Editor of UGA Working Papers in Linguistics.

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