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Hello! I am a second-year MA student in the Department of Linguistics at UC Santa Cruz, advised by Matt Wagers.

My research interests mainly lie in psycholinguistics, memory & cognition, and semantics. I am interested in illusions of grammaticality, more specifically, the phenomena of agreement attraction and erroneous negative polarity item licensing.

Before coming to UC Santa Cruz, I wrote my BA thesis on attachment ambiguity resolution in Turkish relative clauses under the supervision of Pavel Logacev at Boğaziçi University. I also worked on a cognitive model of how response bias can undermine effect sizes in behavioral psycholinguistic studies with Duygu Demiray and Pavel Logacev.

I'm currently a co-coordinator of s/lab, the department's Syntax, Semantics, and Language Processing Lab.

I'm currently looking for job openings in Linguist/Language Specialist, Data Science Intern, UX Researcher roles starting in Summer 2023.

Contact: elulusoy [at] ucsc [dot] edu

Links: GitHub | LinkedIn | Departmental webpage