Background and activities

I am a PhD Candidate at the English Section of the Department of Language and Literature. Under the supervision of Professor Dave Kush, I work on a project Computational modeling of filler-gap acquisition in Norwegian.

This project aims to advance our knowledge about the origins of constraints on filler-gap dependencies also known as island constraints. It investigates whether various computational learning models can induce these constraints from naturalistic language samples in Norwegian – a language that violates some cross-linguistically attested generalizations when it comes to islands. The goal is to shed light on the types of learning biases that a learner needs in order to acquire the attested patterns.