Kelsey Sasaki


I am a third-year Ph.D. student in Linguistics at UC Santa Cruz. My research interests lie in syntax, semantics, and pragmatics. In pursuit of those interests, as well as interests in language documentation and education, I conduct fieldwork on Santiago Laxopa Zapotec with WLMA, UCSC's Meso-American languages research group.

Currently, I'm working on an experimental investigation of the processing of discourse coherence relations and tense/aspect in English, with support from my advisor, Pranav Anand. I'm also a member of s/lab.

I'm the coordinator of S-Circle, the department's (informal) syntax/semantics speaker series.


email: kmsasaki (at) ucsc (dot) edu
Linguistics Department
UC Santa Cruz
1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95064

Office hours

Winter 2018: Thursdays, 3:15-4:15, Stevenson 225