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Education

2018–Present Ph. D. Linguistics, The University of Michigan
2022 M.A. Linguistics, The University of Michigan
2016 B.A. Linguistics, The University of Chicago
2016 B.S. Computer Science, The University of Chicago

Employment

2021-2022 Graduate Student Instructor, University of Michigan
2019-2020 Graduate Student Research Assistant, University of Michigan
2014–2018 Lab Manager, Phonology Lab, The University of Chicago
2016–2018 Research Specialist, Language Processing Lab, The University of Chicago

Teaching

Winter 2022 LING 370: Language and Discrimination
Fall 2021 LING 209: Language and Human Mind
Winter 2021 LING 370: Language and Discrimination

Journal articles

  • Kramer, M. A., Boland, J. E., & Queen, R. Getting to know them: The influence of familiarity on the production of singular specific they (under revision). Preprint available at https://psyarxiv.com/v5yjz.
  • Levshina, N., Namboodiripad, S., Allassonnière-Tang, M., Kramer, M. A., Talamo, L., Verkerk, A., Wilmoth, S., Rodriguez, G. G., Gupton, T., Kidd, E., Liu, Z., Naccarato, C., Nordlinger, R., Panova, A., and Stoynova, N. (Under review). Why we need a gradient approach to word order. Linguistics: An Interdisciplinary Journal of the Language Sciences. https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/yg9bf (preprint)
  • Xiang, M., Kramer, M. A., & Nordmeyer, A. E. (2020). An informativity-based account of negation complexity. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 46(10), 1857–1867. https://doi.org/10.1037/xlm0000851

Conference proceedings

  • Cheng, L. S. P., Kramer, M. A., Upreti, R., and Namboodiripad, S. (2022). Moving past indirect proxies for language experience: ‘Native speaker’ and residential history are poor predictors of language behavior. To appear in the proceedings of the the 44th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society.
  • Liu, Z., Upreti, R., Kramer, M. A., and and Namboodiripad, S. (2022). Does one size fit all in crosslinguistic dependency length minimization? To appear in the proceedings of the the 44th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society.
  • Namboodiripad, S., Cuneo, N., Kramer, M. A., Sedarous, Y., Bisnath, F., Sugimoto, Y., and Goldberg, A. (2022). Backgroundedness predicts island status of non-finite adjuncts in English. To appear in the proceedings of the the 44th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society.
  • Kramer, A. (2021). Dependency Lengths in Speech and Writing: A Cross-Linguistic Comparison via YouDePP, a Pipeline for Scraping and Parsing YouTube Captions. Proceedings of the Society for Computation in Linguistics, 4(1). https://doi.org/10.7275/PZ9G-D780
  • Kramer, A., & Liu, Z. (2021). A Data-driven Approach to Crosslinguistic Structural Biases. Proceedings of the Society for Computation in Linguistics, 4(1). https://doi.org/10.7275/QFRB-A654

Posters

  • Cheng, L. and Kramer, M. A. (2022, January 7). Exploring Asian North American English: A YouTube Corpus-based Approach. 96th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America. Washington, DC (virtual). (view poster) (view abstract)
  • Cheng, L. & Kramer, M.A. (2021, October). Introducing LingTube: An open-source toolkit for linguistic analysis of YouTube data. New Ways of Analyzing Variation 49 (virtual). (view poster) (view abstract)
  • Namboodiripad, S., Bisnath, F., Kramer, A., Luntzlara, N. & Goldberg, A. (2021). Backgroundedness measures predict island status of non-finite adjuncts in English. 34th Annual CUNY Human Sentence Processing Conference. (view abstract)
  • Namboodiripad, S., Garcia-Amaya, L., Kramer, A., Tobin, S., Sedarous, Y., Henriksen, N., Boland, J., and Coetzee, A. (2020). Verb position and flexible constituent order processing: Comparing verb-final and verb-medial languages. 33rd Annual CUNY Human Sentence Processing Conference. University of Massachusetts, Amherst (virtual). (view poster) (view abstract)
  • Kramer, A. and S. Namboodiripad. (2020). Toward a more accurate typology: Defining constituent order flexibility in WALS, AUTOTYP, and beyond. The 93rd Annual Meeting of the Linguistics Society of America. New Orleans, LA. (view poster) (view abstract)

Presentations

  • Liu, Z., Upreti, R., Kramer., M.A., & Namboodiripad, S. (2022, January 6). Dependency length minimization does not affect acceptability of PP ordering in Hindi and English. 96th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America. Washington, DC (virtual). (view abstract)
  • Kramer, A. (2020). The effect of register on dependency length in two flexible languages. 53rd Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea. Bucharest, Romania (virtual). (view presentation) (view abstract)
  • Xiang, M., Kramer, A., Leffel, T., and Kennedy, C. (2018). Production and comprehension of referential expressions show divergent behavior. CUNY 2018 Conference on Human Sentence Processing. UC Davis.
  • Xiang, M, C. Kennedy and A. Kramer. 2017. “Semantic adaptation and its time course: an investigation of gradable adjectives. XPrag 2017. Universität zu Köln.

Professional Affiliations

2018–Present The Linguistic Society of America

Service

2019 - 2022 Co-Leader, Sociolinguistics, Contact and Discourse Discussion Group
2021 - 2022 Graduate Student Representative, Executive Committee
2020 - 2021 Member, Colloquium Committee, The University of Michigan
2019 - 2020 Member, Graduate Linguists at Michican (GLaM) Committee
2018 – 2019 Member, Undergraduate Committee, The University of Michigan