I am currently a lecturer in the department of linguistics, University of California San Diego. I am teaching Languages and societies of America, and Computational linguistics coming quarter. I received my PhD in linguistics from University of Southern California in 2016.
I am a linguist by training, and I study the structure and interpretation of sentences. My main areas of interest are syntax, and its interface with semantics and morphology. My work focuses on South Asian languages, particularly on Bangla. For my dissertation in USC, I investigated how numerosity is represented in cardinality constructions. I delved into the details of counting and approximation, which are overtly dissociated in Bangla. I also investigated the connection between definiteness and number marking that is oddly prevalent in classifier languages, but not in number marking languages. A part of my work investigates processing of quantifiers. In this psycholinguistic work I investigated how the interpretation of quantifiers differs along with the changes in the visual paradigm.
I am currently exploring the alleys of computational linguistics where I am in the process of exploring parsers for multiple context sensitive languages.