I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Delhi, India.
My broad research interests are human sentence processing, natural language parsing, natural language modeling, and dependency grammar.
My current research investigates questions concerning the predictive nature of human sentence processing, working-memory constraints and
the interaction between the two. In addition to the research on sentence comprehension, I am also interested in reading processes in Hindi and Urdu.
- New Paper: Understanding constraints on non-projectivity using novel measures. Himanshu Yadav, Ashwini Vaidya and Samar Husain. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Dependency Linguistics, Pisa. 2017. (to appear)
- New Paper: Role of expectation and working memory constraints in Hindi comprehension: An eyetracking corpus analysis. Arpit Agrawal, Sumeet Agarwal and Samar Husain. Journal of Eye Movement Research, 10(2):4, 1-15, 2017. [pdf | code]
- Upcoming Summer Workshop: The IIT Delhi HSS Linguistics Unit will conduct a 7 day workshop titled 'Experimental and Empirical Methods in Linguistics' from 9th July 2017 to 15th July 2017. For more details see here.
- Talk: I gave a talk on 'Introduction to R' at the JNU Phonetics Phonology Colloquium on 5th April 2017.
- Workshop: I conducted a 1.5 days workshop on 'Introduction to Experiment Design and Data Analysis' at IIT Ropar on 17th and 18th March 2017.
- New Paper: Keeping it Simple: Generating Phrase Structure Trees from a Hindi Dependency Treebank. Himanshu Yadav, Ashwini Vaidya and Samar Husain. In Proceedings of the 15th International Workshop on Treebanks and Linguistic Theories (TLT15). Bloomington, USA. 2017. [pdf | code]
- Research Grant: DST-CSRI Individual Research Proposal on "Prediction processes in sentence processing: Insights from Hindi" (Duration: 2016-2019; Grant money: 47.46 lakhs)
Last updated: 6 April, 2017