Samar Husain


Assistant Professor

MS 644, IIT Delhi, Haus Khas, New Delhi 110016, India

Phone: +91-(0)11-2659 7319


Representative Publications
  • Himanshu Yadav, Ashwini Vaidya, Vishakha Shukla, and Samar Husain. 2020. Word order typology interacts with linguistic complexity: a cross-linguistic corpus study. Cognitive Science.
  • Himanshu Yadav, Samar Husain and Richard Futrell. 2019. Are formal restrictions on crossing dependencies epiphenominal? In Proceedings of the SyntaxFest-2019, Paris.
  • Samar Husain, Shravan Vasishth and Narayanan Srinivasan. 2014. Strong expectations cancel locality effects: Evidence from Hindi. PLoS One 9(7).

Samar Husain is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at IIT Delhi since 2014. He teaches courses to undergraduates and postgraduates in the areas of linguistics, cognitive science, statistics, and psycholinguistics. He completed his Ph.D. in 2011 from IIIT-Hyderabad, India. Subsequently, from 2011 to 2014, he was a post-doctoral researcher at the Vasishth lab, University  of Potsdam, Germany.

His broad areas of research are human sentence processing, natural language modeling, natural language parsing, and dependency grammars. These topics lie at the intersection of psychology, computational linguistics and theoretical linguistics.

His current research investigates the sources of sentence complexity (such as working-memory, orthography, grammatical representation and parsing strategy) during real-time language comprehension and production using behavioral, corpus-based as well as computational methods.