Alexa Cohen (Class of 2012) received a prestigious award, Dornsife Scholars, which provides $10,000 prizes for graduate/professional school studies. There are only 10 of these awards for all the graduating seniors in Dornsife College. Alexa is a double major in Linguistics and English. She has worked with Michael Shepherd (Dornsife post-doctoral fellow) on a project on the use of dialect in literature. She is also conducting a research project with Elsi Kaiser at the USC Language Processing Lab investigating the relation between perspective-taking, pronoun resolution and free indirect discourse. Congratulations to Alexa!


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