I am an Assistant Professor of Linguistics at the University of Southern California and the director of the Psycholinguistics of Mono- and Multilingualism Lab (PoMMLab) at USC. My research focuses on noun categorization systems, including grammatical gender, animacy, and noun classes. I use formal and psycholinguistic methods to understand how noun category information is represented in the grammar, how it is stored in the mental lexicon, and how it is accessed during real-time processing of agreement. My research targets both monolingual and bilingual speakers (especially heritage speakers) of languages with noun categorization systems.
My CV [updated May 2023] is available here.
I will be on sabbatical in Fall 2023 and will be slow to respond to email during this time.
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June 2023: Facilitative use of grammatical gender & congruency effects in early and late Spanish-German bilinguals (International Symposium of Bilingualism, ISB)
Sept. 2023: Processing agreement morphology indexing more than one feature activates both features independently: Evidence from Polish VWP (Architerctures & Mechanisms for Language Processing, AMLaP)
Published: Fuchs, Zuzanna. 2022. Eyetracking evidence for heritage speakers’ access to abstract syntactic agreement features in real-time processing. In Bayram, F., Kubota, M. & Soares, S. (Eds.), The Next Phase in Heritage Language Studies: Methodological Considerations and Advancements [Special Issue]. Frontiers of Psychology, 13. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2022.960376.
Presentation: Faculty presenter at 14th Heritage Language Research Institute
In the media
Appearance as guest expert on LAist's radio show AirTalk, for a segment on re-learning heritage languages
Feature on Coopernicus.pl
Profile in USC Dornsife news
Feature in Harvard Arts & Humanities Instagram
Interview with Dobra Szkoła Nowy Jork: "The bridge between science and teaching done on heritage speakers" [available in Polish and English]