San Sebastián, Spain, August 2023

I am a third-year PhD student in Linguistics at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. My main interests are psycholinguistics and computational linguists.

Before coming to UMass, I got my BA and MA from the Foreign Language Education Department at Boğaziçi University in Istanbul, Turkey. During my MA at Boğaziçi, I worked with Dr. Nazik Dinçtopal Deniz and earned my MA degree upon completion of my thesis titled as “Processing Turkish center-embeddings: an investigation of case interference and prosodic phrase lengths”.

Currently, I am working with Dr. Brian Dillon and Dr. Faruk Akkuş at Umass Amherst on the processing of reciprocals in Turkish (see “NEWS” below for my recent poster on this work). I am also part of the Psycholinguistics Research Laboratory at Boğaziçi University, where we work on processing NPIs in Turkish.

Here is my CV.

NEWS
– I recently presented a poster titled as “The role of structural cues and recency in processing a preverbal anaphor in Turkish” at AMLaP 2023 (August 31-September 2), in San Sebastian, Spain. Here is the poster!