I’m a PhD student in the Department of Linguistics at University of Maryland, advised by Jeff Lidz and Norbert Hornstein. I am also a Language Science Fellow in University of Maryland’s Language Science Center. For more information about my research, see my research page.
Outside of linguistics, I’m also interested in web development and
programming. I enjoy tinkering with computers as well as teaching others
about computers. I’ve put together materials for a LaTeX
workshop, loosely aimed at linguists, which I’ve taught
several times. I’ve also put together materials for a
workshop, loosely aimed at scientists who do human
subjects research, which I’ve taught once over the course of 7 weeks.
I also enjoy snowboarding, backpacking, and hiking. And I really like coffee. I worked as a barista, off-and-on, for a few years at the Dunn Bros at the Smith Douglas More House, now known as Smith.
May 1, 2020
Karthik Durvasula and I have made all materials, data, and analysis scripts for our accepted paper “There is a simplicity bias when generalizing from ambiguous data” available on GitLab at
ka-research/simplicity_bias. The paper is accepted for publication with Phonology, and a preprint is available on LingBuzz.
January 2, 2020
I presented my paper “Modeling the Learning of the Person Case Constraint” with Naomi H. Feldman at the Society for Computation in Linguistics 2020, which was co-located with the LSA 2020 Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA. Slides for the talk can be found by following this link, and the paper can be downloaded by following this link.
December 20, 2019
My paper “Modeling the Learning of the Person Case Constraint” with Naomi H. Feldman was published in the Proceedings of the Society for Computation in Linguistics, ahead of SCiL 2020, which will be co-located with the LSA 2020 Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA.
April 12, 2019
I gave the invited keynote talk at the 2019 Michigan State Undergraduate Linguistics Conference, “Why do you think why kids produce medial wh-phrases: Grammar or performance?”, which is joint work with Elaine Grolla and Jeff Lidz.
March 21, 2019
Alan Munn presented our paper with Rachel Stacey, Robert Felster, Adam Smolinski, and Cristina Schmitt called “Context effects in children’s calculation of scalar implicatures: The case of disjunction” at the Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting in Baltimore, MD.