I am an assistant professor (lektor) at the University of Iceland. I work on the realization of morphemes at the interfaces of syntax with interpretation and sound in the Distributed Morphology framework. I also work on language technology; in particular, I am one of the authors of the Icelandic treebank, IcePaHC.

Recent and upcoming events

Research on a novel Icelandic parsing pipeline by Tinna Frímann Jökulsdóttir, me and Einar Freyr Sigurðsson was recently presented at the CLARIN 2019 conference in Leipzig.

Lilja Björk Stefánsdóttir and I recently presented a paper at the CLARIN 2019 conference in Leipzig. The paper describes how we detect lifespan change and style shift in parliament speeches by the Icelandic politician Steingrímur J. Sigfússon.

I recently received a grant from the support fund for projects related to the Icelandic language established in honor of Áslaug Hafliðadóttir. The project will develop some GPU parsing techniques for Icelandic.

On January 25th, 2020, I am giving a talk with Einar Freyr Sigurðsson at the Rask conference of the Icelandic Linguistic Society. We will be talking about agreement phenomena in Icelandic.

Research interests

  • Distributed Morphology
  • Syntax
  • Syntax-Semantics Interface
  • Language Variation and Change
  • Language Technology
  • Icelandic Language

Academic positions

  • present2017

    Assistant Professor (lektor)

    University of Iceland

  • 20162016


    University of Iceland


    • PhD 2016


      University of Pennsylvania

    • BA 2009

      Linguistics and Icelandic Studies

      University of Iceland