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Giulia Bencini, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Phone: 212 481 4435
Email: Giulia Bencini

Professional Interests: psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics. Courses Taught: Neural Processes of Communication, Adult Neurogenic Disorders, Communication processes related to aging, Language Science, Phonetics

Dr. Bencini is originally from Italy, where she studied Linguistics at the University of Florence. She obtained her PhD in Linguistics from the University of Illinois in 2002, specializing in psycholinguistics. From 2004-2008 she was an National Institute of Health funded post-doctoral research fellow working at the Language Acquisition Research Center, at Hunter College-CUNY. Dr. Bencini is an Associate Professor in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology at the Hunter College Brookdale Health Sciences campus.  

Dr. Bencini's research investigates the knowledge representations and processes underlying the unique human ability to produce and understand new sentences. She adopted an interdisciplinary approach that combines insights and methods from linguistic theory, psycholinguistics, and language pathology. Different research projects examine the mapping between linguistic meaning and linguistic form in typical and atypical language development, in adult language use, and language impairment. Some of the questions that guide this research program are: What are the nature and format of children’s early sentence-level representations? What linguistic representations are used during language processing – comprehension and production? What is the interplay between linguistic knowledge and more general cognitive factors such as memory? What is the nature of language impairments? Do they reflect impaired knowledge, or defective access to knowledge? 


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Speech-Language & Audiology Department Office

Ms. Joanne Johnson
Voice 212 481 4467
Fax: 212 481 4458

Office Hours:
Monday-Thursday 12-5 pm

Office Location:
Room 900 (West Building)
425 East 25th Street
New York, NY 10010

COMSC Clinic

Hunter College Center for Communication Disorders
N133 (North Building)
425 East 25th Street
New York, NY 10010 

Monday-Thursday 10 am - 6 pm

Clinic phone: 212 481 4464
Clinic fax: 212 481 3029 

Clinic Appointments

Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Services
Voice: 212 481 4464
Fax: 212 481 3029