University of Calgary

Elias Abdollahnejad

  • Doctoral Student

About me:

I am currently a PhD student in Linguistics. I am originally from Mahabad, Iran. I speak Kurdish and Persian. I completed my BA in English Language & Literature (2009) at Urmia University, Iran and my MA in Applied Linguistics (2013) at the University of Tehran, Iran. I started my PhD program at the University of Calgary in September 2015. During these programs, I have done research in different areas such as Psycholinguistics, Theoretical and Experimental Syntax, Language Acquisition, etc. My Master’s thesis was on the Acquisition of resumptive pronouns by Persian learners of English. For my PhD dissertation, under the supervision of Dr. Dennis Ryan Storoshenko, I am investigating the word order and processing of Persian ditransitive forms using linguistic and psycholinguistic experiments such as Lexical Priming, Self-Paced paradigm, etc. I am an active member of the Psycholinguistics, Syntax/semantics, and Language Acquisition labs at the linguistics division of SLLLC. In these labs, I have worked on several projects and experiments such as eye-tracking experiments targeting reference resolution in Persian and word stress pattern of German. I am recently interested in pursuing my research in Language Modeling and NLP (Natural Language Processing).

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