Current members

Luke Lindemann

Membership: 2013-present

Luke Lindemann is a graduate student. He is from Austin, Texas and has worked on Texas German dialects for the University of Texas. He is currently looking at the semantics of split ergativity in Nepali. As a member of the YGDP, he is particularly engaged with the ongoing investigation into the Southern Presentative Dative (‘Here’s you a piece of pizza’) constructions.

Matthew Tyler

Membership: 2013-present

Matt Tyler is a graduate student. His research is mainly in syntax, and he is interested in formal approaches to syntactic variation. This includes variation across dialects of US English, and variation within individual speakers. Constructions he has worked on recently are "have yet to", as in "John has yet to visit his grandmother", and "do got", as in "do you got any money?"

Katie Martin

Membership: 2016-2018

Katie Martin graduated from Yale in 2018 with a B.A. in Linguistics. After graduation, she is spending a summer working for the YGDP. She will soon be studying linguistics at the University of British Columbia. 

Kaija Gahm

Membership: 2018-present

Kaija is a junior at Yale, studying Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, and she is interested in the parallels between linguistics and biology. She recently investigated dialect code switching and characteristics of Southern English. 

Elena Kallestinova

Membership: 2018-present

Elena’s academic background is in linguistics, and she now serves as Assistant Dean for Writing in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and as the Director of Graduate and Postdoctoral Writing for the Center for Teaching and Learning.

Kento Tanaka

Membership: 2018

Kento Tanaka is a junior at Yale, studying linguistics. He currently serves as the president of the Yale Undergraduate Linguistics Society.