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

Department of Linguistics, Computer Science & Psychology
Institute for Research in Cognitive Science
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Email: charles.yangâť‚
Office: Williams 608
Phone: 215-898-7849

Cognitive Science Majors

The permanent contact email address for Cognitive Science matters will be Emails sent to other addresses may result in delay in reply. Office hours for Fall 2016: Tuesday 1:30-3:30pm, Williams 608 (possible new office location to be announced later).

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.