I am a graduate student in Linguistics at UCSD, and work with professor Rachel Mayberry in the Laboratory of Multimodal Language Development. My specialization is Sign Language Linguistics and I currently work on Russian Sign Language. I did research on numeral which, being a moderately productive and highly constrained, but possibly universal sign language phenomenon, can give unique insights about morpho-phonology of sign languages and therefore must be studied crosslinguistically. It also a great material to study the acquisition of numeral morphology and historical change in RSL numeral system.
My dissertation project is about the effects of delayed first language acquisition on the development of numerical cognition and linguistic number use.
I am interested in the relationship between language and number, as well as numeral systems of the world and especially in sign languages.