I’m a PhD candidate 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.
November 5, 2020
Myself and Jeff Lidz presented our poster “Non-actional passives can be comprehended by 4-year olds” at the 45th Boston University Conference on Language Development, hosted virtually by Boston University.
October 22, 2020
“The Development of Language and Its Interaction with Other Aspects of Cognition: The Case of Medial Wh-Questions in English and in Brazilian Portuguese”, a paper by Elaine Grolla, me, and Jeff Lidz, is out now in Ilha do Desterro: A Journal of English Language, Literatures in English and Cultural Studies.
August 11, 2020
My paper with Karthik Durvasula, “There is a simplicity bias when generalising from ambiguous data”, is out now in Phonology.
May 1, 2020
Karthik Durvasula and me 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.