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

The team behind the Icelandic Language Technology Programme of the Government of Iceland, of which I am a member, will be presenting an overview of the project at LREC 2020 in France.

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.

At LREC 2020, Hildur Jónsdóttir and I will be presenting work on Parallel Universal Dependencies for Icelandic. This is the first parallel treebank for Icelandic.

In February 2020, Steinunn Rut Friðriksdóttir and I will be presenting a paper on disambiguating confusion sets in a language with rich morphology at ICAART 12 (International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence).

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