I’m currently a PhD candidate in linguistics at UMass Amherst.
In September 2022, I will join the Linguistics Department at UCLA as Elahé Omidyar Mir-Djalali Postdoctoral Fellow in Iranian Linguistics.
My research mainly focuses on semantics, pragmatics, and syntax-semantics interface, typically from a cross-linguistic perspective. In my ongoing dissertation, I study the contribution of tense, aspect, and mood in the meaning of conditionals, in the light of novel data from Farsi. Adding Farsi to the typology of languages that encode semantic and pragmatic differences among conditional statements using their temporal morpheme inventories, my dissertation sheds light on the cross-linguistic variation in the strength of counterfactuality, as well as the variation in the expression and interpretation of conditional claims about future.
My other projects include work on neg-raising, indefinites, fake indexicals, bare plurals, as well as micro-variation in the aspect splits in the nominative-accusative system of four Neo-Aramaic dialects.
I received both my BA (English Language and Literature), and MA in Linguistics from the University of Tehran, in my home country, Iran.