About me.

I am a PhD Candidate and NSF Graduate Fellow in the Department of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese, pursuing a PhD in Language Science and Spanish. My research focuses on the link between production and processing, and I explore this link through the incorporation of sociolinguistic and corpus-based research into psycholinguistic and lab-based experiments examining bilingual codemixing.

I received my B.A. in Linguistics and Spanish from the University of Florida in 2014, and am affiliated with the Language and Brain Labs at said campus. Aside from voraciously consuming articles in language science, I spend my free time playing the piano, cycling, and attempting to finish that novel I started four years ago. I also have a passion for discussion and learning, and enjoy striking up conversations with individuals of all walks of life, learning about their experiences.

News and Upcoming Events

During PSUxLing, undergraduate linguists have the opportunity to present their research at a two-hour poster session as well as attend two keynote talks by leading researchers in our field. The 2018 keynote speakers are Dr. Kara Federmeier (University of Illinois - Chiago) and Dr. Travis Bradley (University of California - Davis). The event will take place on October 19th, and begins at 8:30am in Moore 127. More information can be found at our website.

Contact Me

You can send an email to mjohns@psu.edu at any time, and I will respond as soon as I can. You can also find me on Academia.edu, LinkedIn, and ORCID. My office is located the Burrowes Building, Room 250 (Second Floor North).‚Äč As I am not teaching, I have no office hours, so please contact me to set up an appointment if you wish to meet me.