Welcome to the website for the Language Variation and Cognition Lab! We are located in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Pennsylvania. The lab is directed by Meredith Tamminga. We work closely with David Embick and his lab.

We are affiliated with MindCORE, Penn’s hub for the integrative study of the mind, as well as several of its supported research groups:

Our research is situated at the intersection of sociolinguistics and psycholinguistics. Lab members work on a broad range of topics that are tied together by our shared aims of:

For selected papers and presentations, see the Research page.

Inquiries from both prospective undergraduate RAs and prospective Ph.D. students should be directed to Meredith Tamminga.