I’m a PhD student in the Stony Brook University Department of Linguistics (entered 2020). My research focuses on syntax, computational linguistics, and Japanese linguistics. My advisor is Thomas Graf.
I received a BA from Michigan State University in 2014, where I majored in linguistics and Japanese, with (a bit more than) a minor in computer science. After graduating, I worked for four years as an assistant English teacher in Japan through the JET Programme. I’ve also created some free Japanese language education materials.
Some other interests of mine include: music (piano, marimba, music theory), physics & astronomy, operating systems, typography, cognitive psychology, and European history.
Hanson, Kenneth (2023). Strict locality in syntax. SYNC 23. Yale University, New Haven, CT.
Hanson, Kenneth (2021). Allomorph selection in the Japanese verb paradigm. SYNC 2021. CUNY, New York, NY.
Hanson, Kenneth, Cristina Schmitt, and Alan Munn (2014). The loss of bare singular arguments and predicates in the history of English. Poster presented at the 16th Diachronic Generative Syntax (DiGS) Conference. Budapest, Hungary.
Hanson, Kenneth, Cristina Schmitt, and Alan Munn (2014). The loss of bare singular noun phrases in the history of English. Great Lakes Expo for Experimental and Formal Undergraduate Linguistics (GLEEFUL). East Lansing, MI.
Hanson, Kenneth (2014). Quantitative methods for the analysis of Classical Japanese poetry. Michigan State Undergraduate Linguistics Conference (MSULC). East Lansing, MI.
Hanson, Kenneth (2014). Methods for tracking lexical classes in parsed historical corpora. Poster presented at the Michigan State Undergraduate Linguistics Conference (MSULC). East Lansing, MI.
Hanson, Kenneth (2013). CorpusExtract: a tool for analyzing syntactically annotated corpora. Poster presented at the Michigan State Undergraduate Linguistics Conference (MSULC). East Lansing, MI.
Hanson, Kenneth (2012). Playing a naming game with Darwin: towards human-robot dialog. Presentation of research in collaboration with MSU LAIR at the MSU Summer Undergraduate Research Forum (SURF). East Lansing, MI.
|2014–2018||Assistant English Teacher||JET Programme|
Stony Brook University
|2023||LIN 311||Syntax||Supervisor: Andrei Antonenko|
|2021||LIN 101||Human Language||Supervisor: Mark Aronoff|
|2020||LIN 120||Language & Technology||Supervisor: Kalina Kostyszyn|
Michigan State University
|2012-2013||CSE 232||Introduction to Programming II||Supervisor: Mark McCullen|
|2021-2022||Assistant instructor for SYCCL (Summer Youth Camp for Computational Linguistics)|
Vice President, Secretary, and Activities Director (02/2012–05/2014)
q Undergraduate Association for Linguistics at Michigan State (qUALMS)
Author and Webmaster (06/2011–Present)
Email me at my first initial + last name + six seven nine at gmail dot com.