Sandhya Sundaresan


I am an Assistant Professor & the Anandavalli & Dr. G. Swaminathan Endowed Research Professor in the Department of Linguistics at Stony Brook University.


My research program explores two broad questions: 

  1. For a given grammatical phenomenon, what is the nature of interaction and division of labor between syntax and its interfaces with morphology and semantics, within a modular grammar?

  2. What can dialectal and crosslinguistic variation tell us about how a given phenomenon should be syntactically modelled?


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Ongoing Research:

Teaching (Fall 2022):


  • This Fall, I'll be teaching a graduate syntax seminar on Topics in A-syntax. Check out the course website here.

Upcoming invited talks & guest teaching: 

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