Neil Rathi

नील राठी | firstlast [at] gmail

Hi! I’m Neil, a rising freshman at Stanford University interested in linguistics, math, and classics.

My research interests are in information-theoretic models of linguistic typology, online language processing, and their interaction, which you can learn more about on my research page. In classics, I’m primarily interested in comparative philology and dialectology, particularly in Indo-European languages.

Check out my CV here.

Outside of research, I play sitar and jazz trumpet, learn languages that people don’t speak, do photography, talk too much, write crosswords, and read (sometimes).

You might be here for my notes.


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selected publications

  1. 2022
    Neil Rathi, Michael Hahn, and Richard Futrell.
    Explaining patterns of fusion in morphological paradigms using the memory–surprisal tradeoff
    In Proceedings of the 44th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (CogSci).
    Sayan Gul Best Undergraduate Paper
  2. 2021
    Neil Rathi, Michael Hahn, and Richard Futrell.
    An information-theoretic characterization of morphological fusion
    Proceedings of Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP 2021).