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I received my PhD in Linguistics from the University of Michigan in 2010. My dissertation comprises an investigation of the contribution of detailed lexical-semantic, conceptual, and contextual information in the online processing of coordinated verb phrases, as well as a consideration of how the data fits to various models of ambiguity processing.

In broad terms, I am interested in issues related to the processing of verb argument structure, and my research has been guided by the overarching objective to discern how, when, and to what extent different levels of detailed linguistic representations (e.g., lexical-semantic and syntactic), non-linguistic representations (e.g., conceptual structure), as well as sentence-level information (e.g., pragmatic and discourse coherence) are accessed and utilized during online language processing.

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Damon Tutunjian
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Researcher
Centre for Languages and Literature
English Division
Box 201
22100 Lund, Sweden

Email: damon.tutunjian@englund.lu.se
Web: http://www.sol.lu.se/en/person/DamonTutunjian

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EDUCATION

2004-2010 PhD in Linguistics
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Dissertation: Processing coordinated verb phrases: the relevance of lexical-semantic, conceptual, and contextual information towards establishing verbal parallelism.
Dissertation committee: Professor Julie E. Boland (Chair), Professor Samuel Epstein, Professor Richard L. Lewis, and Professor Ezra Keshet.

2005 LSA, Linguistics Summer Institute
MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA

2002 Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA)
International House, Barcelona, Spain

1990-1994 BA in English, Magna Cum Laude
University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA, USA

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

2015- Researcher (start date: Feb 2015)
Centre for Languages and Literature, English Studies
Lund University, Lund, Sweden
Project: Universality and domain-specifity: processing relative clause dependencies in Swedish
Primary Investigator: Anna-Lena Wiklund
Funded by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond

2015 Lecturer (Temporary)
Faculty of Education and Society: Culture, Language, and Media (KSM)
Malmö University, Malmö, Sweden

2014-2015 Lecturer (Temporary)
Department of Education and Environment
Kristianstad University - Helsingborg Campus, Helsingborg, Sweden

2014 Researcher
Centre for Languages and Literature, English Studies
Lund University, Lund, Sweden
Project: Cognitive Constraints on Sentence Processing
P.I.: Anna-Lena Wiklund
Funded by the Crafoord Foundation

2011-2014 Post Doctoral Researcher
Humanities Laboratory
Lund University, Lund, Sweden
Supervisor: Professor Marianne Gullberg
NOTE: I was on half-time parental leave for all of 2013

2010-2011 Lecturer (Temporary)
Faculty of Culture and Society: Language and Linguistics (SPS)
Malmö University, Malmö, Sweden

2005-2010 Graduate Student Instructor
Department of Linguistics; Department of Psychology; Department of English
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

2005-2006 Graduate Student Assistant
“Language and Mind Sub-concentration Development Project”
Department of Linguistics
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Funded by a grant from the Whitaker Foundation
P.I.s: Professors Julie Boland and Samuel Epstein

2005 Graduate Student Research Assistant
Language & Cognitive Architecture Lab
Department of Psychology
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
P.I.: Professor Richard Lewis

2004-2010 Graduate Student Research Assistant
Psycholinguistics Laboratory
Department of Psychology
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
P.I.: Professor Julie Boland

PUBLICATIONS AND MANUSCRIPTS

2015 Tutunjian, D., Heinat, F., Klingvall, E., & Wiklund, A.-L. (submitted). Processing relative clause extractions in Swedish.

2014 Tutunjian, D. & Gullberg, M., (manuscript in preparation). L1/L2 differences processing verbal vs. adjectival short passive constructions in English.

2010 Tutunjian, D., (2010). Processing coordinated verb phrases: the relevance of lexical-semantic, conceptual, and contextual information towards establishing verbal parallelism. Doctoral dissertation. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. Retrieved from http://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/handle/2027.42/78841

2008 Tutunjian, D., & Boland, J. E. (2008). Do we need a distinction between arguments and adjuncts? Evidence from psycholinguistic studies of comprehension. Language and Linguistics Compass, 2(4), 631-646. doi: 10.1111/j.1749-818X.2008.00071.x

2007 Tutunjian, D. (2007) The Lexical-semantic vs. Conceptual Source of Implicit External Arguments in Short Passives. Unpublished Qualifying Research Paper, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS AND INVITED TALKS

2014 Tutunjian, D., Heinat, F., Klingvall, E., & Wiklund, A.-L., (2014, November). An eyetracking study of long-distance dependencies in Swedish. Invited talk, Gothenburg University, Syntax Seminar, Gothenburg, Sweden.

2013 Tutunjian, D. (2013, November). L2 processing of short passive constructions in English. Invited talk, University of Barcelona department of German and English, Barcelona, Spain.

2013 Tutunjian, D. & Gullberg, M. (2013, March). L1/L2 differences in processing verbal vs. adjectival short passive constructions. Poster presentation at the 26th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, Columbia, S.C.

2012 Tutunjian, D. (2012, October). Implicit Agent Activation in Adjectival Vs. Verbal Passives. Presentation for the Lund University English Research Seminar, Lund, Sweden.

2009 Tutunjian, D. (2009, April). Re-Examining Facilitation from Coordinated VPs:
What is preferred in the parallel preference? Colloquium presentation at the University of Michigan Department of Linguistics, Ann Arbor, MI.

2008 Tutunjian, D. (2008, March). Eyetracking and Psycholinguistics. Presentation at the University of Michigan College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, Concentration Fair - Ann Arbor, MI.

2007 Tutunjian, D. & Boland, J.E. (2007, May). The Lexical-semantic Versus Conceptual Source of Implicit Agents in Short Passives. Invited talk, University of Toronto Department of Computer Science, Toronto, ON.

2006 Tutunjian, D. & Boland, J. E. (2006, March). Sentential focus affects the pattern of looks to potential verb arguments. Poster presentation at the 19th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, New York, NY.

FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS

2015 Riksbankens Jubileumsfond
Two-year research grant for the project: Universality and domain-specifity: processing relative clause dependencies in Swedish
P.I.: Anna-Lena Wiklund; Co-recipients: Fredrik Heinat and Eva Klingvall

2014 Crafoordska Stiftelsen
Research grant for the project: Cognitive constraints on sentence processing.
P.I.: Anna-Lena Wiklund; Co-recipients: Fredrik Heinat and Eva Klingvall

2013 Kungl. Vitterhetsakademien - Västeuropastipendier
Research grant for the project: L1/L2 differences in processing verbal vs. adjectival passive constructions.

2010 University of Michigan
Rackham One-Term Dissertation Grant

2008 University of Michigan
Rackham Candidacy Fellowship

2005 University of Michigan
Department of Linguistics Summer Research Grant

INTERUPTIONS IN RESEARCH

2013 Parental Leave: half-time parental leave for all of 2013.

2010-2012 Illness: Onset of a chronic health condition (now managed).

TEACHING POSITIONS – SOLE INSTRUCTOR

2015 (Spring) Lecturer
“English from a Contrastive Perspective” (English grammar course)
Faculty of Education and Society: Culture, Language, and Media (KSM)
Malmö University, Malmö, Sweden
Enrollment: 28
Co-taught the course

2014 (Fall) Lecturer
“English IV: Individual Specialized Assignment” (ÄENB51) (Thesis writing course)
School of Education and Environment
Kristianstad University - Helsingborg Campus, Helsingborg, Sweden
Enrollment: 3
Co-designed and sole-taught the course

2014 (Fall) Lecturer
“English IV: English Linguistics and Education” (ÄENB51) (Action research in the classroom course)
School of Education and Environment
Kristianstad University - Helsingborg Campus, Helsingborg, Sweden
Enrollment: 3
Co-designed and sole-taught the course

2011 (Spring) Lecturer
“Introduction to English Grammar” (EN221E) (English grammar and syntax course)
Faculty of Culture and Society: Language and Linguistics (SPS)
Malmö University, Malmö, Sweden
Enrollment: 120
Designed and sole-taught the course

2010 (Fall) Lecturer
“Phonetics” (N220E ) (Phonetics and Phonology course)
Faculty of Culture and Society: Language and Linguistics (SPS)
Malmö University, Malmö, Sweden
Enrollment: 40
Designed and sole-taught the course

2010 (Fall) Lecturer
“Global Language” (EN232E ) (History of the English language course)
Faculty of Culture and Society: Language and Linguistics (SPS)
Malmö University, Malmö, Sweden
Enrollment: 60
Designed and sole-taught the course

2010 (Winter) Graduate Student Instructor
“College Writing” (Eng 125) (Academic writing and argumentation course)
Department of English
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Enrollment: 18
Designed and sole-taught the course

2009 (Fall) Graduate Student Instructor
“College Writing” (Eng 125) (Academic writing and argumentation course)
Department of English
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Enrollment: 18
Designed and sole-taught the course

2009 (Spring) Graduate Student Instructor
“Introduction to Language” (Ling 111) (Introductory Linguistics course)
Department of Linguistics
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Enrollment: 36
Designed and sole-taught the course

2006 (Fall) Graduate Student Instructor
“College Writing” (Eng 125) (Academic writing and argumentation course)
Department of English
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Enrollment: 17
Designed and sole-taught the course

ASSISTANT TEACHING POSITIONS

2011 (Winter) Grader
“Academic Writing and Rhetoric” (EN308E) (Academic writing course)
Faculty of Culture and Society: Language and Linguistics (SPS)
Malmö University, Malmö, Sweden

2009 (Winter) Graduate Student Instructor
“Talking Minds” (Ling 347/Pscyh 349) (Upper level writing course in Psycholinguistics/Cognitive Psychology)
Department of Linguistics and Department of Psychology
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Enrollment: 46

2008 (Fall) Graduate Student Instructor
“Language and Mind” (Ling 209/Psych 242) (Introductory Psycholinguistics course)
Department of Linguistics and Department of Psychology
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Enrollment: 70

2007 (Winter) Graduate Student Instructor
“History of English” (Eng 308) (History of the English Language course)
Department of English
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Enrollment: 41

2007 (Fall) Graduate Student Instructor
“Introduction to Language” (Ling 111) (Introductory Linguistics course)
Department of Linguistics
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Enrollment: 73

2006 (Winter) Graduate Student Instructor
“Introduction to Language” (Ling 111) (Introductory Linguistics course)
Department of Linguistics
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Enrollment: 99

2005 (Fall) Graduate Student Instructor
“Introduction to Language” (Ling 111) (Introductory Linguistics course)
Department of Linguistics
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Enrollment: 69

ACADEMIC SERVICE

2013 Reviewer
EUROSLA Yearbook: Annual conference of the European Second Language Association

2011 English and Linguistics Curriculum Planning
Department of Language, Migration, and Society (SMS), English Division
Malmö University, Malmö, Sweden

2010 Graduate Student Representative
Linguistics Department Web Committee
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.

2009 Graduate Student Representative
Linguistics Department Undergraduate Committee.
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.

2007-2008 Graduate Student Representative
Linguistics Department Graduate Committee
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.

THESIS SUPERVISION

2015 Dahlberg, Linda (2015). The inclusion of the students’ L1 in the foreign language classroom: When, how and why four English teachers in Sweden use Swedish in their teaching. Undergraduate Thesis, Lund and Kristianstad University. Helsingborg, Sweden.

2015 Long, Chelsea (2015). Approaching the National Syllabus for the English Subject: A qualitative study from a teacher perspective. Undergraduate Thesis, Lund and Kristianstad University. Helsingborg, Sweden.

2015 Lennermo, Rickard (2015). A World of Englishes: Making the diversity and the globalization of English a resource in the classroom. Undergraduate Thesis, Lund and Kristianstad University. Helsingborg, Sweden.

2014 Bakhtiari, Hamed (2014). Misogyny in Hip hop Music: A Diachronic Study by Using Corpus Linguistics. B.A. Thesis, Malmö University, Department of Language and Linguistics. Malmö, Sweden

2014 Jahangir, Saleem (2014). The Attitudes and Motivation of Swedish Upper Secondary School Students towards Learning English as a Second-Language: A Comparative Study of Vocational and Theoretical Programs. B.A. Thesis, Malmö University, Department of Language and Linguistics. Malmö, Sweden

2012 Dalya El Radaf, Veronica (2012). Attitudes and Motivations towards the English Language amongst Egyptian Private-and State University Students. B.A. Thesis, Malmö University Department of Language, Migration, and Society. Malmö, Sweden

2011 Persson Jammeh, Karolina (2011). English and Indigenous Languages in The Gambia: An Investigation of Language Attitudes among Gambian citizens in Bakau. B.A. Thesis, Malmö University Department of Language, Migration, and Society. Malmö, Sweden.

2011 Dar, Birce (2011). A study of parental attitudes towards English language in Turkey: according to parents’ educational attainment and socio-economic status. B.A. Thesis, Malmö University Department of Language, Migration, and Society. Malmö, Sweden.

2011 Karlberg, Lisa (2011). How media affects our preference towards American English: A study amongst Swedish upper secondary school students. B.A. Thesis, Malmö University Department of Language, Migration, and Society. Malmö, Sweden.

2010 Qadir, Abdul (2010). The Variations in of-constructions: A Genre-based Comparative Analysis of Of-constructions. B.A. Thesis, Malmö University Department of Language, Migration, and Society. Malmö, Sweden.

2010 Rauer, Viktor (2010). Roma and Gypsy in French Newspaper Articles: A Language Corpus Methodological Research Paper. B.A. Thesis, Malmö University Department of Language, Migration, and Society

2010 König, Larissa (2010). The meanings and the functions of the emphatic do in affirmative sentences. B.A. Thesis, Malmö University Department of Language, Migration, and Society

OTHER TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2004 ESL Teacher
Anglo-Continental School of English
Tufts University, Medford, MA, USA

2004 Tutor
Disabilities Services
Boston University, Boston MA, USA

2002 ESL Teacher
Embassy CES Language School, NYC, NY, USA

LANGUAGES

Low intermediate Swedish
Low intermediate Spanish

Damon Tutunjian

Forskare
Engelska
Språk- och litteraturcentrum

Kontaktinformation

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Besöksadress Helgonabacken 12, Lund

Postadress Box 201, 221 00 Lund

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