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I recently received my PhD in Linguistics from Stony Brook University Linguistics. I work mainly on morphophonology using a mix of computational and theoretical linguistics. My main language specialization is Armenian phonology and its interfaces with other language modules. As a computational linguist, I focus on finite-state treatments for phonology and morphology.

I consider myself a descriptive grammarian who wants to understand his data, and a computational linguist who loves puzzle solving. I mostly work on Armenian but I love venturing onto areally and typologically related languages in the Middle East and Near East. I never say no to a quirky pattern when I see one.

You can contact me at: hovdeov[_at_]gmail.edu — I am currently settled in Berkeley, CA.