About me

I am a third-year graduate student in the University of Pennsylvania's linguistics program and a trainee in the IGERT program in Language and Communication Sciences. My primary research interest is in the field of historical syntax. Specifically, I am interested in investigating how diachronic patterns of language use can answer questions about the architecture of synchronic grammar. I am also interested in the refinement of statistical methods as applied to linguistic data and syntactic questions more generally.


Along with Anton Ingason and Jana Beck, I am one of the developers of the Annotald program for treebank annotation. You can see my contributions to this and other open-source programs on my profile at github.

Contact info

You may reach me via email at ecay@ling.upenn.edu or aaronecay@gmail.com.