I am currently a 3rd year PhD student in linguistics at Stony Brook University, where I work with my advisor Thomas Graf. My main interest is computational linguistics, especially exploring capacities of subregular languages and their relevance for natural languages (for now, phonology and morphology), and calculating distances between languages. I also have fun coding and currently developing Python package for subregular language processing.


I hold specialist (approx. MA) degree from Lomonosov Moscow State University, where I was doing fieldwork in Turkic (Tatar, Balkar) and Mongolian (Buryat) languages. I also investigated several syntactic topics, such as nominal quantifiers in Russian, possessive constructions in Balkar or negative constructions in Buryat.


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alena <dot> aksenova <at> stonybrook <dot> edu

Linguistics @ Stony Brook University

Institute for Advanced Computational Science

S-204, SBS building