Research

Publications:

Indirect interaction of person and number in Ojibwe (With Ekaterina Vostrikova & Leland Kusmer). 2018. In: Proceedings of the Workshop on the Structure and Constituency of the Languages of the Americas [WSCLA] 21 (UBCWPL 46). Eds: Megan Keough et al. pp. 56-72.  Vancouver, BC: University of British Columbia.

Deriving Subject and Anti-subject Orientation (With Ethan Poole). 2016. In: Proceedings of the 6th Formal Approaches to South Asian Languages (FASAL 6). Eds: Menon, Mythili and Syed, Saurov. pp. 62-71. ISSN: 2510-2818

Causatives in Hindi-Urdu: Care for your instruments and subjects. 2016. In: Proceedings of the 5th Formal Approaches to South-Asian Languages (FASAL 5). Eds: Balusu, Rahul and Sundareshan, Sandhya. pp. 109-122. ISSN: 2510-2818

Comparatives in Hindi-Urdu: Puzzling over Zyaadaa (With Gurmeet Kaur & Jyoti Iyer). 2013. LISSIM Working Papers 1(1): 15-28. ISSN: 2347-968X.

To appear:

When Unmarked Case matters: Processing Agreement in Hindi. To appear in the Proceedings of the 7th Formal Approaches to South-Asian Languages (FASAL 7).

Scope Parallelism in Hindi-Urdu Sluicing. (With Jyoti Iyer). To appear in the Proceedings of the 7th Formal Approaches to South-Asian Languages (FASAL 7).

Dissertations:

The Grammar of Code-Switching: A Minimalist Perspective. Master of Philosophy Dissertation. Centre for Advanced Studies in Linguistics. University of Delhi, India. August 2013.

Case System in Mirzapuri. M.A. Fieldwork Dissertation. Centre for Advanced Studies in Linguistics, University of Delhi, India. May 2011.

Manuscripts:

The K factor: Processing Case and Agreement in Hindi .

Causation in Hindi-Urdu: Care for your Instruments and Agents.

Complex anaphors in Hindi-Urdu

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Invited Talks:

Using Instruments to diagnose argument structure. English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad, India. February 2018.

Conference Presentations:

Forgetting Effects in a head-final language: Evidence from Hindi. (with Samar Husain). Architectures and Mechanisms of Language Processing Asia (AMLaP-Asia). Hyderabad Central University, India. February 2018. (Poster)

When Unmarked Case Matters: Processing Agreement in Hindi. CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing 30 (CUNY 30). Massachusetts Institute of Technology. March 2017. (Poster)

When Unmarked Case matters: Processing Agreement in Hindi. Formal Approaches to South Asian Languages 7 (FASAL 7). Massachusetts Institute of Technology. March 2017.

Scope Parallelism in Hindi-Urdu Sluicing (With Jyoti Iyer). Formal Approaches to South Asian Languages 7 (FASAL 7). Massachusetts Institute of Technology. March 2017.

Indirect interaction of person and number (With Ekaterina Vostrikova & Leland Kusmer). Generative Linguistics in the Old World 39 (GLOW 39) . University of Goettingen, Germany. April 2016.

Indirect interaction of person and number (With Ekaterina Vostrikova & Leland Kusmer). Workshop on the Structure and Constituency of the Languages of the Americas 21 (WSCLA 21). Université du Québec à Montréal, Montréal, Canada. April 2016.

Deriving Subject and Anti-subject Orientation (With Ethan Poole). Formal Approaches to South Asian Languages 6 (FASAL 6). University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA. March 2016.

Causation in Hindi-Urdu: Instruments and Subjects. Formal Approaches to South Asian Languages 5 (FASAL 5). Yale University, Connecticut, USA. April 2015.

Multiple Focus in Hindi-Urdu. Formal Approaches to South Asian Languages 4 (FASAL 4). Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA. March 2014.

The Grammar of Hindi-English Code-Switching. Students’ Conference on Linguistics in India 7 (SCONLI 7) . Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India. February 2013.

Comparatives in Hindi-Urdu. (with Jyoti Iyer & Gurmeet Kaur). Students’ Conference on Linguistics in India 7 (SCONLI 7). Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India. February 2013

A Nanosyntax approach to Hindi Case and Path Expressions. (with Jyoti Iyer). Students’ Conference on Linguistics in India 6 (SCONLI 6). Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India. February 2012.

Case in Hindi (with focus on Dative Case). Students’ Conference on Linguistics in India 5 (SCONLI 5). Hyderabad Central University, Hyderabad, India. February 2011.