Jon Sprouse, cognitive sciences assistant professor, has received the Linguistic Society of America’s 2011 Best Paper in Language award for “A Test of the Cognitive Assumptions of Magnitude Estimation: Commutativity Does Not Hold for Acceptability Judgments.” The honor recognizes the best paper(s) published in the society’s premiere journal, Language, in any given year. Sprouse’s study appeared in the June issue of the quarterly publication and was one of two recognized with the award at the society’s annual meeting, held January 5-8 in Portland. 

Sprouse has been a faculty member in UCI's cognitive sciences department since 2007. His research focuses on experimental approaches to syntactic theory and the relationship between syntactic theory and sentence processing. He is the associate director of the School of Social Sciences' new Center for Language Science and a member of the Linguistic Society of America's Teaching Linguistics editorial board.

Learn more about Sprouse's research activities online.

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