Colin Phillips

University of Maryland

Colin Phillips received his PhD in Linguistics from MIT in 1996. He is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Maryland, where he is also Associate Director of the Neuroscience and Cognitive Science Program and a co-director of the Maryland Neuroimaging Center. He also directs the NSF-IGERT interdisciplinary training program in Biological and Computational Foundations of Language Diversity. His research combines theoretical linguistics with language processing, language acquisition and neurolinguistics, with an emphasis on trying to understand the microstructure of linguistic computation. His recent work has focused on efforts to explain how structured representations are encoded and navigated in memory.