Neil Shook

"For me, linguistics is the perfect combination of the technical and nontechnical worlds, combining my love of science with my love of language."
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Neil Shook

"For me, linguistics is the perfect combination of the technical and nontechnical worlds, combining my love of science with my love of language."

Neil discovered an interest in linguistics while studying the natural sciences at Penn State. Upon taking courses in German and linguistics, he was afforded the opportunity to work in Dr. Carrie Jackson’s Second Language Acquisition Lab. This kind of hands-on experience not only increased his interest in linguistics but has allowed him to travel and conduct independent research of his own.

Neil traveled to Braunschweig, Germany to conduct two psycholinguistic experiments over the summer of 2017 with funding from the Center for Language Science at Penn State. After graduation, he plans to pursue a graduate degree in linguistics or language science.