Current Projects:

  • Code-switching and the developing bilingual: This eye-tracking study investigates how location of a language switch within phrases affects processing in young children and comparable adults.
  • 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. & Pylkkänen, L. (2021, November). Composition within and between languages in the bilingual mind: MEG evidence from Korean/English bilinguals. eNeuro, 8(6).

Recent Conference Presentations:

Phillips, S. F., Sedarous, Y., and Reinoso, A. (2022, March). Investigating ordering restrictions on code-switching. Poster presented at the Penn Linguistics Conference (PLC46), Virtual. [PNG]

Phillips, S. F., Abrams, E., Parrish, A., Geguera, R., Hauptman, M., & Pylkkänen, L. (2020, October). Evaluating laterality of spoken word recognition and basic composition in adults and children with MEG. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Neurobiology of Language, Virtual.

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]

Recorded Talks:

2021, September. Toward a linguistically inclusive model of language processing.  Speaker Series, NLP with Friends.