Research Interests: Human sentence processing, phonology, bilingualism, L1 acquisition
Dianne C. Bradley, who earned her Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), was appointed to the Graduate Center in 1995. She had previously served as visiting scientist or lecturer at MIT, Monash University, the University of Arizona, and the Max-Planck Institute für Psycholinguistik, Nijmegen, the Netherlands. Her areas of research interest are situated chiefly in psycholinguistics proper, with a focus on the processing mechanisms supporting sentence comprehension and production, cross-linguistically. Her background in experimentation and interests in phonology combine in research around phonetic and phonological analyses of sentence-level prosodic phenomena.
In work with graduate students, Bradley has recently pursued interests in the consequences of language contact, ranging from psycholinguistic accounts of structural innovations in bilingual speakers to phenomena in loanword phonology. Bradley authored Computational Distinctions of Vocabulary Type (1983) and has published widely in peer-reviewed journals, including Language and Cognitive Processes, Psychological Research, Aphasiology, Language and Cognitive Processes, Brain and Language, and Cognition. She organizes CUNY’s fortnightly “Psycholinguistics Supper” talk series, and was a co-organizer of the 25th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, held at the Graduate Center in 2012.