Samar Husain

Samar Husain
Assistant Professor
Linguistics
CV Summary: 

Samar Husain is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Delhi, India. He joined the department in December 2014. From 2011-2014 he was a postdoctoral researcher at Vasishth lab, University of Potsdam, Germany. He completed his PhD in computational linguistics from IIIT-Hyderabad, India in 2011.

His broad research interests are human sentence processing, natural language parsing, natural language modeling, and dependency grammars.

Contact Information

Department of Humanities and Social Sciences
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
Hauz Khas,New Delhi-110016
Tel:+91-11-2659 7395(O)
samar[at]hss.iitd.ac.in

Research Areas

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 order to do this, I use experimental paradigms such as self-paced reading, sentence completion, etc. In addition to the research on sentence comprehension, I have recently done preliminary investigations on Hindi and Urdu reading patterns using the eye-tracking methodology.

Publications

    Recent publications and abstracts

  • Non-projectivity and processing constraints: Insights from Hindi. Samar Husain and Shravan Vasishth. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Dependency Linguistics. Uppsala. 2015. (to appear).
  • Integration and prediction difficulty in Hindi sentence comprehension: Evidence from an eye-tracking corpus. Samar Husain, Shravan Vasishth, and Narayanan Srinivasan. MS submitted to the Journal of Eye Movement Research. 2015. [draft]
  • Locality and expectation in Persian separable complex predicates. Molood Sadat Safavi, Shravan Vasishth, and Samar Husain. In Proceedings of the CUNY Sentence Processing Conference, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA. 2015.
  • Reactivation effects interact with expectation strength. Samar Husain and Shravan Vasishth. In Proceedings of AMLaP Conference. Edinburgh. 2014. [poster]
  • Strong expectations cancel locality effects: Evidence from Hindi. Samar Husain, Shravan Vasishth and Narayanan Srinivasan. PLoS One 9(7), 2014. [pdf | code]
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