What I do
I am a theoretical and computational linguist: I build formal models of human grammar based on empirical data from natural languages. In particular, I develop a mathematical characterization of syntactic dependencies such as subject-verb agreement, case assignment, and wh-movement. By linking linguistic theory with results from formal language theory, I derive properties of syntactic parsing, which can inform general cognition as well as computer linguistics. I collect data by doing fieldwork: I've worked with speakers of Turkic languages (Karakalpak, Kyrgyz, Turkish) and also with speakers of Nepali and Yaadre.
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- PLC 43 at UPenn (talk) — March 22–24, 2019.
- ConCALL-3 at Indiana University, Bloomington, IN (talk) — March 2–4, 2018.
- WAFL 14 at MIT, Cambridge, MA (talk) — October 19–21, 2018.
- Proceedings paper, to appear.
- TU+ 4 at NYU, New York, NY (talk) — February 16–17, 2019.
- TU+2 at Indiana University, Bloomington, IN (poster, cancelled) — Nov 19–20, 2016.
- ConSOLE 25 in Leipzig, Germany (talk) — Jan 4–6, 2017.
- Manuscript, May 2017.
- GLOW 39 in Göttingen, Germany (poster) — Apr 5–7, 2016.
- FASL 25 at Cornell University, NY (talk) — May 13–15, 2016.
- Proceedings paper: available from Michigan Slavic Publications.
- CGG 24 in Madrid, Spain (talk) — May 28–29, 2014.
- RALFe at Paris 8, France (talk) — Oct 9–10, 2014.
- ÖSKL 6 in Vienna, Austria (talk) — Nov 30–Dec 1, 2013.
- Proceedings paper, in: Wiener Linguistische Gazette 78A, 2014.
The best way to reach me is by email. (I don't check my Facebook account regularly.)
You can write to me in English or German or French. I can read Turkish and SerBoCroatian, but I'll struggle to compose a response.
My preferred pronouns are she/her/hers.