Melodie Yen

Melodie Yen

University Fellows Cohort Member, 2014-2015
PhD Student, Linguistics
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Melodie Yen is a PhD student in Linguistics. She received her undergraduate degrees from the University of California, San Diego, in Psychology and Linguistics with a minor in Cognitive Science. Her interests lie primarily in language neuroscience and artificial languages. She will be conducting research in areas such as language disorders resulting from stroke or trauma, using fMRI and other neuroimaging techniques. Multilingual, she speaks English, Mandarin, Cantonese, and Spanish, and she has studied Korean and Latin. She enjoys linguistics because it is intrinsically interdisciplinary—no language system is independent from social, cognitive, psychological, and biological factors.