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Teenie Matlock

Professional Title: 
Affiliate Faculty (Cognitive Science)
(209) 228-2954
  • Ph.D., 2001 — University of California, Santa Cruz
  • M.A., 1985 — California State University, Fresno
  • B.A., 1983 — California State University, Fresno


Research Interests: 
Teenie Matlock is the McClatchy Chair of Communications and Associate Professor of Cognitive Science. Her main line of research is psycholinguistics. She is best known for her work on spatial language, especially motion verbs, but in her latest research, she is investigating language in the political realm, specifically, how the linguistic details of campaign ads influence attitudes about the electability.