Current Projects:

  • Code-switching and the developing bilingual (piloting on hold due to COVID-19): This eye-tracking study investigates how children are able to process single-language and code-switched utterances between two different types of stimuli.
  • Linking comprehension and production in children and adults: Using a novel task within a larger project under Liina Pylkkänen, this MEG study investigates how children and adults both comprehend a phrase and, in turn, produce a response.


Phillips, S. F. (2020, May). Code-switching during composition: MEG evidence from Korean-English bilinguals. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, Virtual. [PDF]

Phillips, S. F. (2020, January). Using more than just grammars during offline and online tasks by Spanish-English bilinguals. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States. [PDF]

Phillips, S. F. & Pylkkänen, L. (2019, September). Investigating the neural effects of code-switching on combinatory processing with MEG. Talk presented at the Conference on Multilingualism, Leiden University, Netherlands.

Phillips, S. F. & Pylkkänen, L. (2019, August). Are neural effects of composition sensitive to code- switching? Poster presented at the 15th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Neurobiology of Language, Helsinki, Finland.