Wei Yi

Welcome! I received my PhD degree in second language acquisition (SLA) at the University of Maryland, College Park in April, 2020. My studies focus on cognitive mechanisms of second 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, My second qualifying paper and dissertation were carried out under the supervision of Dr. Robert DeKeyser. My dissertation was entitled “Attentional Processing and Incidental Learning of Semantically Transparent and Opaque Compounds: An Eye-tracking Study.”

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.