Phillip Hamrick | Kent State University

Phillip Hamrick

Phillip Hamrick

Phillip Hamrick (PhD, Linguistics, Georgetown University, 2013) is an assistant professor and principal investigator of the Language and Cognition Research Laboratory.


Dr. Hamrick conducts experimental research on cognitive and psycholinguistic aspects of language acquisition, focusing primarily on the roles of general learning and memory abilities in second language development. He also conducts psycholinguistic research on how words and phrases are learned, stored, and processed in the mind. His work  pushes for the use of more sophisticated statistical and methodological procedures in language science. His articles have been published in a wide range of journals, including Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, Learning and Individual Differences, Studies in Second Language Acquisition, Language Learning, and Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology.


You can find out more about his work as it has been reported in Newsweek, Sci-News, and Science Daily, or you can check out his lab website:

Research Areas
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Research Methods and Statistics
  • Statistical Learning
  • Implicit/Explicit Learning
  • Declarative/Procedural Memory
Job Title

Assistant Professor

Job Department

Department of English