Charles Yang
(Ph.D. in Computer Science, MIT 2000)

Department of Linguistics, Computer Science & Psychology
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Email: charles.yangâť‚ling.upenn.edu
Office: 3401 315-C
Phone: 215-898-7849


Cognitive Science Majors


The permanent contact email address for Cognitive Science matters will be sas-cogs-pd@sas.upenn.edu. Emails sent to other addresses may result in delay in reply. Office hours for Spring 2017: Tuesday 1:30-3:30pm, 3401 Walnut 315-C

Research & Teaching Interests
 
I did my graduate work with Bob Berwick and Noam Chomsky  in the MIT AI Lab, an incredibly fun place. I then took up a faculty position in linguistics and psychology at Yale. I moved to Penn in 2006 to join a uniquely interdisciplinary community for language and cognitive science research.



Price of Productivity (2016 MIT Press)

The Infinite Gift

Knowledge and Learning in Natural Language

Some Research Papers

Recent collaborators: Bob Berwick, Johan Bolhuis, Noam Chomsky, Marie Coppola, Stephen Crain, Lila Gleitman, Susan Goldin-Meadow, Kyle Gorman, Julie Anne Legate, Constantine Lignos, Mitch Marcus, Silvina Montrul, Elissa Newport, David Pesetsky, Russell Richie, William Sakas, Kathryn Schuler, Jon Stevens, John Trueswell, and Virginia Valian.