Aniello De Santo
- Ph.D. Student
- Email: aniello [dot] desanto [at] stonybrook [dot] edu
Personal Website: https://aniellodesanto.github.io/
You can find my complete CV here.
Currently, I am a second year student in the Linguistics Department. While my specific research interests are still in divenire, I am mainly oriented towards topics dealing with mathematical linguistics, theoretical syntax and computational psycho/neurolinguistics.
Generally, I am intrigued by how insights from Math and Computer Science can help investigations in theoretical and experimental linguistics.
On one side, I am interested in how notions from Formal Language Theory (e.g. complexity, learnability, generative capacity) can help shed light on structural and formal properties of Natural Language independent of framework-specific implementational details (e.g. new computational universals). On the other side, I believe that a formal understanding of the computational requirements of the Language system can offer a solid theoretical support both to the design of new experiments in psycholinguistics and neurolinguistics (e.g. online sentence processing, possible/impossible grammars), and to the use of experimental results in linguistic theories (e.g. reducing the complexity class of natural languages due to processing requirements).
I hold a Master's Degree in Computer Science and Engineering (with a specialization in Automation and Complex System Theory) and a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, both from the University of Pavia, Italy.
Teaching - Spring 2017
This semester I am a TA for LIN 426: Language & Mind. Instructor: John Drury
My office is in SBS N-224. Office Hours Tue/Thr 2.00 to 3.30.
Teaching - Summer 2017
I am teaching LIN 230 - Languages of the World in Summer Session I. Feel free to email me for inquiries about the class.
T. Graf, A. Aksënova and A. De Santo A Single Movement Normal Form for Minimalist Grammars, Proceedings of the 21st Conference on Formal Grammar (FG-2016) [pdf]
A. De Santo, A. Aksënova and T. Graf An Alternate View on Strong Lexicalization in TAG, Proceedings of the Twelfth International Workshop on Tree-Adjoining Grammars and Related Formalisms (TAG+) 2016 [pdf]
F. Amato, A. De Santo, V. Moscato, A. Picariello, D. Serpico and G. Sperlí A lexicon-grammar based methodology for Ontology population in e-health applications, Proceedings of the 9-th International Conference on Complex, Intelligent, and Software Intensive Systems (CISIS 2015) [http]
F. Amato, A. De Santo, F. Gargiulo, V. Moscato, F. Persia, A. Picariello and S. R. Poccia SemTree: an index for supporting semantic retrieval of documents, Proceedings of the IEEE DESWeb ICDE 2015 [http]
F. Amato, A. De Santo, V. Moscato, F. Persia and A. Picariello Detecting unexplained human behaviors in Social Networks, Proceedings of the IEEE Eight International Conference on Semantic Computing (ICSC2014) [http]
Recent Talks and Posters
(upcoming) A. Aksënova and A. De Santo Strict Locality in Morphological Derivations. Talk at CLS 53, May 25-27 2017, Chicago, IL. [abstract]
A. De Santo A game of tiers: Exploring the formal properties of TSL languages. Computational Phonology Workshop at Stony Brook University, December 16, 2016, Stony Brook, NY. [http]
A. De Santo What the Dialects can teach us about Italian: the Case of Irpino. Invited Talk. Richard Nasti Lecture Series at Stony Brook University Center for Italian Studies. 2016, October 4. Stony Brook, NY. (repeated on Feb. 23, 2017) [slides]
A. De Santo, A. Aksënova and T. Graf An Alternate View on Strong Lexicalization in TAG. Twelfth International Workshop on Tree-Adjoining Grammars and Related Formalisms (TAG+), June 2016. [slides]
T. Graf, A. Aksënova and A. De Santo A Single Movement Normal Form for Minimalist Grammars, Proceedings of the 21st Conference on Formal Grammar (FG-2016), July 2016. [slides]