Amanda Seidl 

Postdoctoral Fellow
Johns Hopkins University NEW WEBPAGE


243 Kreiger Hall
Department of Cognitive Science
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD 21218-2685
Telephone in office: (410) 516-4945


My CV in pdf format and in postscript format

PH.D Thesis: Minimal indirect reference: A theory of the syntax-phonology interface (available upon request) and now available as a book from

I have a Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of Pennsylvania. In September 2000 I began a postdoctoral fellowship in cognitive science at Johns Hopkins University.
At Hopkins, I am working on a variety of projects on language acquisition with Dr. Peter Jusczyk and Dr. Geraldine Legendre .  Please take a look at the lab newsletter which very briefly describes some of our recent findings.

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Some Recent Presenations (2002):

The importance of bootstrapping phrases .  Talk presented at NAPHC2, Montreal.  April 2002.

Attention and the  comprehension of subject and object wh-questions.  With J. Wetzil, G. Hollich and P. Jusczyk.   Poster presented at the International Conference on Infant Studies, Toronto.  April 2002.

Statives and reciprocal morphology in Swahili   (Handout) .  With Alexis Dimitriadis .  Paper presented at the International Conference on Linguistic Theories and Subsaharan Languages, Paris.   February 2002.

Compounding Masquerading as Vowel Elision.  Paper presented at the Linguistic Society of America.  January 2002.