2018 Speakers:

Jill Hoover and Eleonora Rossi

Jill Hoover, Department of Communication Disorders, University of Massachusetts

Dr. Hoover’s research examines the interface between phonological, lexical and grammatical acquisition in typical development and clinical populations, including phonological disorders and specific language impairment (SLI). She is particularly interested in how understanding this interface can inform diagnosis and treatment for preschool children with language impairments.

Eleonora Rossi, Department of Psychology and Sociology, California State Polytechnic University

Dr. Rossi’s primary research interest is bilingual language processing in healthy populations utilizing behavioral and neuroimaging methods, such as eye-tracking, event related potentials (ERPs), and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI).