My research seeks to unite theoretical neuroscience and linguistics at the level of computation. Neuronal systems are incredibly powerful yet restricted types of computers, while human languages are remarkable in their generative power yet constrained by strong computational principles. I attempt to connect the computations that neurobiological networks can perform with the computations required by human grammars, in order to generate the incredible variety of languages we see.
In Prep: Rawski, Jonathan. Phonological Complexity is Subregular: Evidence from Sign language. Proceedings of the 51st Meeting of the Chicago Linguistics Society
Rawski, Jonathan. Homeostasis in Harmonic Grammar. MS, Higher School of Economics [pdf]
Rawski, Jonathan. "Second-Language Phonology Learning and Neuroplasticity". Linguistic Portfolios Vol. 4 [pdf]
Rawski, Jon. A Homeostatic Space for OT Phonology. Poster. Pronouns: Syntax, Semantics, Processing Conference (Moscow, Russia)
jonathan [dot] rawski [at] stonybrook [dot] edu