About Me

I am a contract assistant professor at the University of Minnesota at the Institute of Linguistics, specializing in comparative syntax, psycholinguistics, and language acquisition. I am also a Faculty Affiliate of the University of Minnesota Center for Cognitive Sciences.

Apart from linguistics, I pass my time reading, doing nerd stuff, attending shows, being active, and entertaining my cat Ernie.


02/08/2018. I'll be giving a talk at WCCFL 36 at UCLA, entitled "How to Make a Pronoun Resumptive"! 

01/29/2018. Congratulations to undergrad Peter O'Neill, who just won a URS award to investigate the processing of apparent coordinate-structure constraint violations!

01/11/2018. The Minnesota Syntax & Psycholinguistics lab had 4 submissions accepted as posters to the 2018 CUNY conference on sentence processing!:
  • Chacón, Dustin A. 'Minding the gap? (Some) conditions on resumption in English'
  • Chacón, Dustin A. 'Attraction is subject-ive: Dissociating illusions and intrusions in agreement attraction'
  • Kohrt, Annika, Trey Sorensen, Dustin A. Chacón. 'Syntax predicts, semantics revises: Filler-gap dependencies into adjunct clauses'
  • Christensen, Mary, Dustin A. Chacón. 'Determining obligatory in Spanish WH-extraction.'

01/05/2018Borui Zhang's and my paper on wh-in-situ in Newari was presented at the LSA!

10/27/2017. My BA mentee Austin Kraft was just awarded to look at the processing of relative clauses in French! Congrats!