Nick Van Handel

About Me

Welcome! My name is Nick Van Handel. I'm a second year Ph.D. student in Linguistics at UC Santa Cruz. My research interests lie primarily in psycholinguistics, phonetics, and phonology.

I am currently investigating syntactic adaptation in the context of filler-gap dependencies, with a focus on whether adaptation changes the parser's initial predictions or facilitates reanalysis. I am also working on a perceptual learning experiment with Netta Ben-Meir and Grant McGuire. Before coming to Santa Cruz, I worked as a research assistant in Kristin Van Engen's lab at Washington University.

I'm a co-coordinator of our department's psycholinguistics reading groups, LIP and s/lab, as well as a member of Phlunch.

In Spring 2018, I'm a TA for Language and Social Identity (LING 154) with Ivy Sichel. My office hours are on Tuesdays from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm in Stevenson Coffee House.


nvanhand (at) ucsc (dot) edu
Linguistics Department
UC Santa Cruz
1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95064