Molly Lewis

Special Faculty, Carnegie Mellon University

My research focuses on understanding how linguistic meaning--semantic space--is acquired in cognitive development, changes over historical time, and varies cross-linguistically. I am also interested in issues related to scientific replicability and reproducibility. I received my PhD in Developmental Psychology from Stanford University, where I worked with Michael Frank. Before that, I received a BA in Linguistics from Reed College.

At the Knowledge Lab, my work examined cross-linguistic variability in the alignment of linguistic meaning using large scale corpora. I was co-advised by James Evans at the Knowledge Lab and Gary Lupyan in the Psychology Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

I am currently a faculty member in the Department of Psychology and Social and Decision sciences at Carnegie Mellon University. My personal website: