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Thomas Graf

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Assistant Professor 
 
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Linguistics 
 
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Stony Brook University 
 
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Thomas Graf's research operates at the intersection of theoretical linguistics and computer science. His main interest is in the structural complexity of syntax and phonology, its implications for processing and acquisition, and how empirical phenomena such as island effects arise from the complexity limits of natural language. In his research Graf has drawn on data from a wide range of languages including English, German, Icelandic, Cairene Arabic and American Sign Language. He received his M.A. from the University of Vienna and his Ph.D. from UCLA.

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