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arkram AT umich DOT edu (academic inquiries)
maths AT mathewkramer DOT io (other inquiries)
Department of Linguistics, University of Michigan
I study the relationship between language processing and (contact-induced) language change using tools from experimental syntax and computational linguistics.
I prefer gender-neutral pronouns (e.g. they/them/theirs) in languages in which this is an option.
I prefer masculine pronouns (e.g. he/him/his, он/его) when neutral pronouns are unavailable or difficult to use.
I am an omnivore but my order of preference for food is vegetarian > pescetarian > omnivorous.
What I Do
I am a third-year in the linguistics department at the University of Michigan. I’m a member of Dr. Savithry Namboodiripad’s Contact, Cognition and Change Lab.
My research investigates the interaction between cognitive processes and social factors, how this interaction contributes to long-term language change (particularly morphosyntactic change), and what contact-induced change can tell us about speakers’ linguistic representations and the processes underlying the emergence of cross-linguistic patterns. I am especially interested in the application of computational modeling to questions in language contact, and in how these models can incorporate findings from various subfields to produce a coherent picture of language change in individuals and groups.
PhD Student, University of Michigan
2018 — present
Research Assistant, Language Processing Laboratory
2016 — 2018
Research Assistant, Phonology Laboratory
2015 — 2018