I am a fourth year PhD student in UMD Linguistics department. My advisor is Colin Phillips. Before coming to the US, I studied in Saint-Petersburg State University, where I received my BA in French and my MA in Linguistics.
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Psycholinguistics and syntax. I am interested in the interaction between memory and language.
Specifically, I am working on understanding grammaticality illusions: cases where people fail to recognize that a sentence is ungrammatical (a classical example would be not noticing the error in The key to the cabinets are rusty). I am trying to understand how such errors may be connected to the way human memory works (e.g. the way syntactic relations are encoded in memory and retrieved from there).
Currently I have two projects:
- Grammaticality illusions in anaphora resolution in English
- Gender agreement attraction in Russian
(to appear). Theories and Frameworks in Second Language Processing (Commentary on Cunnings, “Parsing and working memory in bilingual sentence processing).
(2016). he Electophysiol- ogy of Basic Phrase Building. PLoS ONE 11(10)
(2016). Gender Agreement Attraction in Russian: Production and Comprehension Evidence. Frontiers in Psychology, 7, 1651-1671.
Attraction errors in gender agreement: Evidence from Russian. In: S. Franks et al. (eds.). Formal Approaches to Slavic Linguistics: The Third Indiana Meeting 2012 (pp. 162-175). Ann Arbor, MI: Michigan University Press.
Agreement in mental grammar (experimental study on Russian): errors in production and comprehension. Proceedings of XV conference for linguistics students (Saint-Petersburg State University).
(March 2016). Gender agreement attraction in Russian: novel patterns in comprehension. Flash talk at CUNY 2016 (University of Florida).
Two distinct attraction profiles in comprehending Russian gender agreement. Poster presentation at CUNY 2014 (The Ohio State Univeristy).
Attraction errors in gender agreement: Evidence from Russian. Talk at FASL 21 (Indiana University).