Alëna Aksënova

is a computational linguistics whose research is mostly focused on formal language theory. She received her Specialist (~MA) degree from Moscow State University, working on Buryat syntax and doing fieldwork in Turkic and Mongolian languages. These are some projects she is working on:
• Python toolkit kist for subregular language processing; Formal complexity of morphotactics and morphology; Learners for subregular formal language classes; Formal complexity of harmonic systems.  She holds a PhD in Linguistics from Stony Brook University.


John Frederick Bailyn

is Professor of Linguistics at Stony Brook University. His interests include syntactic theory, cognitive science, Slavic linguistics, Russian syntax and musical cognition. He is the author of The Syntax of Russian (2012) and numerous articles on theoretical syntax and the Slavic languages.  He is the co-founder and co-director of NYI, as well as the Director of the State University of New York's Russia Programs Network. He holds a PhD in Linguistics from Cornell University. Website

Rajesh Bhatt

is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. His interests include Syntax (agreement, relativization, comparatives, diachronic syntax, object shift and scrambling, verb-2nd phenomena), The syntax-semantics interface (infinitivals, crosslinguistic expression of obligation and possession, word order), Semantics (aspect, counterfactuals, degrees, modality, negation, questions), Indo-Aryan Languages (agreement, ergativity, correlatives, tense-aspect systems), and Computational Linguistics. He holds a PhD in Linguistics from the University of Pennsylvania.


Jonathan David Bobaljik

is Professor of Linguistics at Harvard University. His theoretical interests include Morphology and Syntax. In addition, he has been involved in the documentation of endangered languages, including field work with the Itelmen community on the Kamchatka Peninsula since 1993. His recent publications include Universals in Comparative Morphology: Suppletion, Superlatives, and the Structure of Words (MIT Press, 2012). He holds a PhD in Linguistics from MIT. Website

Aniello De Santo

is an Assistant Professor of Linguistics at the University of Utah (starting Fall 2020). His research lies at the intersection of computational, theoretical, and experimental linguistics. He is particularly interested in using computational approaches to explore the cognitive relevance of modern linguistic theories. In his dissertation, he focused on probing the relation between fine-grained syntactic representations and sentence processing complexity via a transparent computational model. He holds a PhD in Linguistics from Stony Brook University.

John E. Drury

is Professor of Neurolinguistics at Jiangsu Normal University. His work seeks to integrate linguistics and cognitive neuroscience, with a specific focus on the use of EEG/ERPs.  Current projects include: (i) examining logical semantic dimensions of processing of phenomena like polarity sensitivity, negation, (in)definiteness, and quantification, and (ii) cross-domain studies probing the relationship between language and music, math, and visual narrative. His most recent publication is in press with Nature Scientific Reports: Calma-Roddin, N. & J. E. Drury, "Music, language, and the N400: ERP interference patterns across cognitive domains."  He holds a PhD in Linguistics from the University of Maryland.

Masha Esipova

is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Linguistics at Princeton University. Her research interests lie in the area of semantics and its interaction with pragmatics, syntax, and prosody. Much of her work focuses on how gestures, facial expressions, prosodic modulations, etc. contribute to the meaning of spoken language utterances. Her recent and ongoing projects concern modifiers and supplements in various modalities, ways of expressing emotions and attitudes, gender and T-V features on pronouns, and semantics of pictorial representations. She holds a PhD in Linguistics from New York University. Website

Vera Gor

is a Lecturer in the Program in Linguistics and the Council of the Humanities at Princeton University. Her research interests are in experimental approaches to the syntax-pragmatics interface with a special focus on pronominal reference resolution in adults and children, and backwards anaphora in particular. Before joining the Program in Linguistics at Princeton, she taught at St. Petersburg State University and Rutgers University, where she was presented with the SAS Award for Distinguished Contributions to Undergraduate Education. She holds a Ph.D. in Linguistics from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. Website

Caroline Heycock

is Professor of Syntax at the University of Edinburgh. Her work is in the area of theoretical syntax, with particular reference to English and the other Germanic languages, and to Japanese. The topics that she is interested in tend to be at the borderline of syntax and semantics. Recent and current research topics include reconstruction phenomena, equatives and other copular constructions, particularly pseudoclefts, the  syntax and semantics of (especially) nominal conjunctiomn, and syntactic attrition in the native language of advanced learners of a second language. She holds a PhD in Linguistics from the University of Pennsylvania.  Website

Robert Hoberman

is Professor of Linguistics at Stony Brook University. He works on the morphologies and phonologies of Semitic languages, focusing on Arabic, Hebrew, and Aramaic in both their classical and modern, colloquial varieties. Other interests include (in various overlapping circles) writing systems, comparative Semitic linguistics, the phonological history of Yiddish, Jewish interlinguistics, and ethnic, linguistic, and religious minorities in the Middle East. He holds a PhD in Linguistics from the University of Chicago.

Kyle Johnson

is Professor of Linguistics at UMass Amherst. On his way to the position he now has at UMass, he taught, and mostly learned, at the University of Connecticut at Storrs, UC-Irvine, UCLA, University of Wisconsin at Madison and McGill University. His specialization is in syntactic theory. He holds a PhD in Linguistics from MIT. Website

Nina Kazanina

is Senior Lecturer in Psychology of Language at the University of Bristol. Her research interests are in the field of psycholinguistics and cognitive neuroscience of language, spanning from acquisition of syntax and semantics to sentence processing and speech perception. She has been interested in exploring the degree to which the speaker's use of grammatical knowledge guides his/her online processing using phenomena such as anaphora and negation. She is the author of numerous scholarly articles, including "Phonemes: Lexical access and beyond." (with Bowers, J. S., & Idsardi, W) in the Psychonomic bulletin & review, 2018, 25(2), 560-585.  She holds a Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of Maryland. 

Andrew Nevins

is Professor of Linguistics at University College London.  His interests are in Phonological and Morphological Theory and Improved Empirical Foundations of Linguistic Data Collection. Recent research includes: Whistled Languages, Conjunct Agreement, Reduplication, Ergativity, Diminutive Formation, Clitic Restrictions. He is the author of Locality in Vowel Harmony (MIT Press 2010) and co-author of Morphotactics: Basque Auxiliaries and The Structure of Spellout (Springer 2012). He holds a PhD in Linguistics from MIT. Website

Roumyana Pancheva

is Associate Professor of Linguistics and Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Southern California. Her research interests are in comparative syntax, in both a synchronic and historical perspective, and on the interface between syntax and semantics. It employs formal modeling, cross-linguistic comparison from a synchronic and diachronic perspective, and neurolinguistic experimentation. She holds a Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of Pennsylvania.


Pritty Patel-Grosz

is Professor of Linguistics and heads the Super Linguistics Research Group at the University of Oslo. Her early interests include the syntax-semantics-pragmatics interface and psycholinguistics. She has conducted research on individual variables, agreement and anaphoric presuppositions. P. Patel-Grosz’s current research aims for a precise, rigorous, and predictive semantic theory of meaningful body movement. In collaboration with musicologists and primatologists, she has explored the semantics of narrative dance, and illustrated its similarities to linguistic semantics; this research is now being extended to non-human primates. Patel-Grosz was educated at University College London, and obtained a PhD in Linguistics from MIT. Website

Asya Pereltsvaig

teaches linguistics at Santa Clara University. Her research interests are theoretical syntax, cross-linguistic typology, Slavic linguistics, and historical linguistics. Her recent books include: The Indo-European Controversy: Facts and Fallacies in Historical Linguistics (2015, with Martin Lewis) and Languages of the World: An Introduction (Second Edition, 2017). Her work has also appeared in Science, Natural Language and Linguistic Theory, Language and Linguistics Compass, and elsewhere. She has taught at Yale, Cornell, and Stanford. He holds a PhD in Linguistics from McGill University. Website

David Pesetsky

is the Ferrari P. Ward Professor of Modern Languages and Linguistics and the Margaret MacVicar Faculty Fellow and former Head of the Department of LInguistics at MIT.  His primary interests are syntax (and interfaces with morphology and semantics) and the Syntax of Music. He has published numerous articles and books on a variety of topics in linguistics, including syntax, word-structure and language acquisition. He holds a PhD in Linguistics from MIT. Website

Asia Pietraszko

is Assistant Professor of Linguistics at the University of Rochester. She works in syntax and morphology, with main focus on verbal morphosyntax in Bantu languages. She is interested in clausal architecture and phenomena underlying structure building, such as selection, displacement and agreement, and more specifically in verbal periphrasis and inflectional dependencies in multi-verb constructions. He other interests include nominalization, left-periphery phenomena, relativization and syntax-phonology interface. She received her PhD from the University of Chicago Linguistics Department Website

Omer Preminger

is an Associate Professor in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Maryland and a Research Assistant Professor at the Maryland Language Science Center. He is also Associate Director of the UMD-LSC Guatemala Field Station. His primary interests are in syntax and morphosyntax, and, more generally, any aspects of language that cannot be reduced to sound and meaning alone. The languages he has worked on most are Kaqchikel (Mayan) and Basque. His recent publications include Agreement and its failures (MIT Press, 2014). He holds a PhD in Linguistics from MIT. Website

Philippe Schlenker

is a senior researcher at CNRS (Institut Jean-Nicod, Paris) and a Global Distinguished Professor at New York University. In recent work, he has advocated a program of 'Super Semantics' that seeks to expand the traditional frontiers of the field. He has investigated the semantics of sign languages, with special attention both to their logical structure and to the rich iconic means that interact with it. In order to have a point of comparison for these iconicphenomena, P. Schlenker has also investigated the logic and typology of gestures in spoken language.  In collaborative work with primatologists and psycholinguists, he has laid the groundwork for a 'primate semantics' that seeks to apply the general methods of formal linguistics to primate vocalizations. And in ongoing research, he has advocated the development of a detailed semantics for music, albeit one that is very different from linguistic semantics. He holds a PhD in Linguistics from MIT and a PhD in Philosophy from l'École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris. 


Nina Semushina

is a Ph.D. candidate in linguistics and anthropogeny at Linguistics Department & Center for Academic Research and Training in Anthropogeny at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Her research interests are in the area of language acquisition, sign language typology, and numerical cognition. Her recent projects focus on the impact of early language deprivation on the acquisition of number, and the typology of number marking in sign languages (numeral systems across sign languages; numeral incorporation). Website

Clemens Steiner-Mayr

currently holds a position in formal semantics/pragmatics at the University of Göttingen. He has published, among other topics, on focus, implicatures, questions, intervention effects and presuppositions. His main research question is how interpretative considerations constrain grammar. He received his PhD in Linguistics from Harvard University in 2010.

Elena Titov

teaches linguistics at UCL. Her research interests are syntax and its interfaces with the interpretive and the morphophonological components of grammar, architecture of grammar, cross-linguistic variation in the grammatical encoding of information structure, agreement mismatches, Slavic languages, Germanic languages, and Kwa languages. Her work has appeared in Linguistic Inquiry, Glossa, Journal of Linguistics, and is soon to appear in Syntax. She did her postdoctoral research at the Department of Linguistics, University of Potsdam, where she worked on a project titled ‘The Syntactic Expression of Information Structure and the Architecture of Grammar’. She holds a PhD in Linguistics from UCL. 

Valeria Vinogradova

is a PhD student at the University of East Anglia (UEA). She has been working under supervision of Dr Velia Cardin, the director of the Deafness and Neural Plasticity Lab at the University College London (UCL), on a project studying neural reorganisation in the deaf brain. Valeria’s main research is focused on how neural plasticity relates to executive functions and language proficiency in deaf adults. Her previous work included work on rhythm perception in deaf individuals and sign language typology, and recently she has been involved in an online research project on lexical variation in Russian Sign Language.

Susi Wurmbrand

is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Connecticut and principal investigator of an FWF project at the University of Vienna. Her research specialty is theoretical syntax and the syntax-semantics interface. Current research topics include quantifier scope, the nature of syntactic computations and dependencies, and the cross-linguistic distribution of complementation. She holds a PhD in Linguistics from MIT.