Seth Wiener

Seth Wiener

Assistant Professor
Department of Modern Languages

Carnegie Mellon University
160 Baker Hall
5000 Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Office: 367 Baker Hall
Email: sethw1@
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My research program involves experimental investigations of spoken languages. Specifically, I address three areas that are central to understanding the nature of the cognitive processes and representations that enable listeners to understand language and recognize spoken words.

(1) Lexical representation – what information about a word is stored in memory? And how is this information stored?

(2) Lexical access – how is this stored information retrieved during word recognition?

(3) First and second language acquisition – how and to what extent do these processes differ between native and non-native language processing? And what can second language learners do to achieve more native-like processing?



  • Elementary Chinese I

  • Elementary Chinese II

  • Research Training: Modern Languages

  • Introduction to Linguistic Data Analysis Using R

  • Advanced Research Methods and Statistics in Linguistics

  • East Asian Psycholinguistics

  • Graduate Research Seminar


I am the Director and Principle Investigator of the Language Acquisition, Processing, and Pedagogy (LAPP) Lab. Please visit the LAPP website to find out more about our research.