Dr Saurov Syed

MA PhD University of Southern California, MA MPhil The English & Foreign Languages University Hyderabad

Biography

Academic Positions

Feb 2018 - Present: Lecturer, University of Auckland.

Aug 2017 - Jan 2018: Lecturer, Harvard University.

Research | Current

  • Theoretical syntax
  • Structure of noun phrases
    • Numerals and phase-theory
    • argument structure of the noun
    • cyclicity inside noun phrases
  • The syntax of the yes/no particle across languages 
  • Cross-linguistic distribution and co-occurence of non-article determiners

Teaching | Current

LINGUIST 200 Syntax

LINGUIST 709 Research Methodology 

Distinctions/Honours

2016-2017: University of Southern California Graduate School Dissertation Completion Fellowship 

2016-2017: University Outstanding Teaching Assistant, University of Southern California

2016-2017: Excellence in Teaching in the category of Linguistics Award, University of Southern California

2015-2016: Excellence in Teaching in the category of Linguistics Award, University of Southern California

2014-2015: University of Southern California Advanced Graduate Merit Award

2010-2011: University of Southern California Graduate Merit Award

Areas of expertise

  • Theoretical syntax
  • Cross-linguistic structure of noun-phrases
  • Syntax of yes/no questions
  • Cross-linguistic distribution of non-article determiners

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Simpson, A., & Syed, S. (2016). Blocking Effects of Higher Numerals in Bangla: A Phase-Based Analysis. Linguistic Inquiry, 47 (4), 754-763. 10.1162/LING_a_00231
  • Syed, S. (2014). Adjective-Fronting as Evidence for Focus and Topic within the Bangla Nominal Domain. The Lexicon-Syntax Interface: Perspectives from South Asian Languages (pp. 53-69). Amsterdam, Netherlands: Benjamins. 10.1075/la.209.03sye

Contact details

Primary location

ARTS 2 - Bldg 207
Level 2, Room 212
18 SYMONDS ST
AUCKLAND 1010
New Zealand