Nazik Dinçtopal Deniz
Principal Investigator

Phone:      (+90) 212 359 4612

Dr. Deniz received her Ph.D. in linguistics from the Graduate Center, the City University of New York. She is a full-time faculty member at Boğaziçi University, Department of Foreign Language Education. She has a secondary appointment in Cognitive Science Graduate Program. Her research focuses on first and second language processing. She is specifically interested in metric influences in sentence processing and prosodic disambiguation in syntactic and morphological processing in Turkish. She also investigates syntactic, lexical and prosodic factors in sentence processing routines of second language speakers.


Fatih Sivridağ
Lab Manager
M.A. Student in Cognitive Science

Fatih completed his undergraduate degree in Foreign Language Education at Boğaziçi University in 2012. He is currently an M.A. student in the Cognitive Science Program at the same university. His research focuses on L2 reading comprehension and its relation to working memory capacity and L2 proficiency. He works as a full-time teacher at Mustafa Kemal Anatolian High School in Sarıyer.


Didar Karadağ
M.A. Student in Psychology

Didar received her Bachelor’s degree from Boğaziçi University with a major in foreign language education and a minor in linguistics. She is currently a second-year graduate student in developmental psychology. She works as a lab manager in Dr. Gaye Soley’s Baby and Child Development Laboratory. She is interested in social learning in infancy and pre-school years, trust in testimony and early language acquisition with an emphasis on word learning.


Hilal Serin Demirler
M.A. Student in Foreign Language Education

Hilal graduated from Boğaziçi University, Foreign Language Education Department in 2013 and started the M.A. Program in the same department in 2015. She is interested in psycholinguistic aspects of second language acquisition and testing and assessment in foreign language education.  Hilal works as an English lecturer in Istanbul University, School of Foreign Languages. This is her fifth year as an English instructor. Before joining Istanbul University, she worked at İstanbul Kemerburgaz/Altınbaş University Preparatory School and Terakki Foundation Private Middle School.


Münir Özturhan
M.A. Student in Foreign Language Education

Münir graduated from Foreign Language Education Department, Boğaziçi University in 2015. He also received a certificate in linguistics from the Western Languages and Literature Program. He started the M.A. Program in English Language Education in 2015 and is still an M.A. student. He worked as an English teacher at several public and private institutions. Currently, he is a research assistant at Boğaziçi University. His main area of research is sentence processing in first and second languages.


Didem Bayrak
M.A. Student in Foreign Language Education

Didem graduated from Foreign Language Education Department, Boğaziçi University in 2016 and joined the department’s graduate program in the same year. She works as an English instructor in the School of Languages at Medipol University. During her undergraduate studies she worked as a student research assistant in the Developmental Psychology Lab at Koç University and was part of a research project examining morphosyntactic cues in the acquisition of argument structure in Turkish. She is interested in sentence processing in the first and second languages.