Hey everyone! I'm Akshay (he/him/his) and I'm a first-year Ph. D. student. Broadly, I'm interested in using both the similarities and the variation in the grammatical patterns of natural languages to make generalizations about how the human linguistic system works. As a heritage speaker of Telugu, I'm deeply interested in describing and documenting the patterns of both Telugu itself and its more severely understudied cousins, the minority Dravidian languages.