Bhuvana Narasimhan
Associate Professor

Office: Hellems 294

Bhuvana Narasimhan received her PhD in Linguistics from Boston University in 1998 (under the supervision of Catherine O'Connor, Jean Berko Gleason, and Ray Jackendoff). She went on to conduct postdoctoral research at Bell Labs (with Chilin Shih and Richard Sproat), where she worked on building text-to-speech synthesis system for Hindi. Subsequently she moved to the Netherlands where she was employed as a postdoctoral fellow and scientific staff member at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen. During her tenure at the MPI, she constructed two large-scale longitudinal, audio-visual corpora of child-caregiver interactions in Hindi and Tamil. She also conducted corpus-based and experimental research on semantic and pragmatic development in children and the language-cognition interface in adults. She has been a faculty member in the Linguistics Department at CU since 2008, where she is currently Associate Professor of Linguistics and a faculty fellow of the Insitute of Cognitive Science. She is currently working on investigating patterns of argument realization in her crosslinguistic corpus data, conducting word learning experiments with children, and collaboratively working on large-scale crosslinguistic patterns of semantic categorization in adults, among others.