About

I am a third-year PhD student in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Chicago. In 2015, I graduated from Lomonosov Moscow State University with a Specialist degree (≈B.A.+M.A.) in linguistics.

My primary area of interest is computational linguistics. Some of my current projects include implementing agreement in Minimalist Grammars and formalizing Distributed Morphology. Believing that insights from theoretical linguistics can and should inform practical applications, I enjoy implementing my research in runnable code.

During my undergraduate career, I participated in a number of linguistic expeditions, acquiring fieldwork experience in Uralic and Altaic languages. Since then, I became interested in developing tools that facilitate fieldwork and aid in the processing of field data – for instance, a system for automated extraction of agglutinative morphology from small samples of glossed text.

Research interests

  • Computational linguistics
  • Morphology, syntax, and their interface
  • Natural language processing
  • Turkic languages

Contact information

mermolaeva@uchicago.edu
University of Chicago | Department of Linguistics
  Karen Landahl Center for Linguistics Research
  Social Sciences Research Building, Room #008A
  1126, E. 59th Street | Chicago, IL 60637