Akshay Aitha

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Cohort Year: 2019
Research Interests: Morphosyntax, Dravidian Languages

Hello! I'm Akshay (he/him/his), a fourth-year in the linguistics department. My interests mainly surround the Telugu language and its users, from a variety of different theoretical approaches. I have worked on Telugu morphology, syntax, and semantics from a formal perspective, with special focuses on case, agreement, control, and syncretisms. More recently, I have also conducted ethnographic research in my home community, the Telugu diaspora of the San Francisco Bay Area, focusing on the second generation of the diaspora and the role of Telugu in their negotiation of racial identity and categorization in the United States. More information about my past work can be found at my personal website - and feel free to shoot me an e-mail if you have any questions about my current or former projects!