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Working as a student assistant at the project Register and the development of periphrasis in the history of English, I have received intensive training in corpus analysis throughout numerous sessions on empirical methods led by Dr. Thomas McFadden. I had an opportunity to develop the computational skills in morphological corpus analysis I have acquired in the Morphology and Lexicon course and statistics gained in the course Introduction to Statistics with R and RStudio and employ them in performing the ENCOW16A corpus analysis. Working on this project helped me to gain knowledge on the periphrastic alternations in the diachrony of English, register variation, and the importance of setting in language production.

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During my position as a student assistant at the project Typology of the Psych Alternation in Morphology, Syntax, and Discourse, I have been able to work on a morpho-syntactic study based on a large scale of cross-linguistic data.Working on the database of the material elicited from native speakers has included a series of research tasks that encompass the core morphological and syntactic traits of the psych verbs alternation cross-linguistically. This position gave me the unique opportunity not only to gain ample research experience in the argument structure alternation but to significantly advance my theoretical understanding on the topic and familiarize myself with the languages under investigation. I acquired the practice in detailed morphological analysis of typologically different languages.

The tasks I have worked on included identifying roots and stems of the alternating pair and determining the morphological devices psych alternation is achieved, such as causative, resultative, reflexive morphology, or passive and mediopassive Voice, among others. Furthermore, I went through thorough training on the syntactic structure as I had to identify the alternating pairs, privileged arguments in each alternation, and their respective thematic roles. I have performed a morpho-syntactic analysis on Georgian, Romanian, Tagalog, Mapudungun, and Serbian datasets, and morphological analysis of the internal structure of alternants in Chinese, Spanish, Hungarian, Turkish, and Korean. Moreover, work on the Serbian dataset included the data elicitation that I have carried out as a native speaker. These challenging tasks have been a fruitful ground for developing my understanding of the argument structure alternation across languages. The patterns I examined are fueling my desire to explore the mechanics of argument alternation in my future work.

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