Wei Yi

Welcome! I am a PhD candidate majoring in second language acquisition (SLA) at the University of Maryland, College Park. My research focuses on cognitive mechanisms of language learning and processing, using a variety of experimental techniques, including behavioral tasks, eye tracking, and EEG.

I was supervised by Dr. Michael Long for my first qualifying paper. Currently, I am doing my dissertation on attention and vocabulary acquisition through reading under the supervision of Dr. Robert DeKeyser.

I believe that the teaching and learning of foreign languages will undergo dramatic changes if we combine advanced technologies with deeper understanding of the science of language.