Onur Özsoy

onur.oezsoy@hu-berlin.de.

linguist / educator

Short CV

I am doing a PhD with Natalia Gagarina, Artemis Alexiadou and Christoph Schroeder at Leibniz-Center General Linguistics (ZAS) in Berlin. My research focuses on heritage languages, multilingualism, language acquisition, and various experimental methods. Check out my academic website here. My main interests, broadly, are psycholinguistics, language acquisition, heritage languages, syntax, morphology and their interfaces with semantics, and language teaching.

I am also on Twitter and the OSF. And here's my Google Scholar site.

Publications

Onur Özsoy & Frederic Blum. (2022). Exploring individual variation in Turkish heritage speakers’ complex linguistic productions: Evidence from discourse markers. Applied Psycholinguistics (under review). (preprint-pdf)
Despina Oikonomou, Vasiliki Rizou, Daniil Bondarenko, Onur Özsoy, & Artemis Alexiadou. (2022). Scalar and Counterfactual Approximatives: Investigating Heritage Greek in the USA and Germany. https://doi.org/10.3390/languages7010011 (pdf)
Florian Schäfer, Onur Özsoy, & Daniil Bondarenko. (2021). On Disjoint Reference Effects in Short Passives. Proceedings of WCCFL 39. Proceedings of WCCFL 39. (pdf)

Presentations (selected)

Daniil Bondarenko, Onur Özsoy, & Itamar Kastner. (2019a, March). Sensitivity to Allomorphy in Morphological Processing [Poster]. CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, Boulder, Colorado.
Daniil Bondarenko, Onur Özsoy, & Itamar Kastner. (2019b, September). Sensitivity to Allomorphy in Morphological Processing [Poster]. Architectures and Mechanisms of Language Processing, Moscow Higher School of Economics.
Kateryna Iefremenko, Onur Özsoy, & Christoph Schroeder. (2021, August). Paratactic clause combining in heritage Turkish in Germany and the U.S. [Talk]. International Conference on Turkish Linguistics.
Maria Martynova, Vasiliki Rizou, Onur Özsoy, Luka Szucsich, Natalia Gagarina, & Artemis Alexiadou. (2022, August). Does pro-drop in heritage Greek, Russian and Turkish decline? [Poster]. 4th International Symposium on Bilingual and L2 Processing in Adults and Children (ISBPAC 2022), UiT The Arctic University of Norway.
Onur Özsoy. (2021, November). Does CASE trump determiners? Considering blocking effects in heritage Turkishes in Germany and the U.S. [Talk]. 70. Studentische Tagung Sprachwissenschaft (StuTS), Vienna.
Onur Özsoy. (2022, April). Replicating a Visual Word eye-trackig study: Probing effects in Özge et al. (2019, 2021) in German-Turkish heritage speakers [Talk]. Friday Primes, Berlin.
Onur Özsoy, Büşra Çiçek, Zeynep Özal, Borbála Sallai, Natalia Gagarina, & Irina Sekerina. (2022, September). Individual variation in Turkish-German heritage speakers’ predictive use of case: Remote vs in-lab eye-tracking [Poster]. Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing 28 (AMLaP 28), University of York.
Onur Özsoy & Frederic Blum. (2022, July). A heritage speaker by any other name: Diversity in speech fluency [Talk]. SPARK symposium at CogSci 2022.
Onur Özsoy, Maria Martynova, Vasiliki Rizou, Natalia Gagarina, Luka Szucsich, & Artemis Alexiadou. (2022, September). Does pro-drop in heritage Greek, Russian and Turkish decline? [Talk]. GAL Sektionentagung 2022, Universität Würzburg.
Onur Özsoy & Natalia Gagarina. (2022, September). Variation in the realization of accusative case and differential object marking in Turkishes [Talk]. GAL Sektionentagung 2022, Universität Würzburg.
Onur Özsoy, Vasiliki Rizou, Maria Martynova, Natalia Gagarina, Artemis Alexiadou, & Luka Szucsich. (2022, April). Same, same, but different: Properties of (in)definiteness in heritage Greek, Russian and Turkish in Germany and the US [Talk]. International Symposium on Monolingual and Bilingual Speech (ISMBS), University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
Vasiliki Rizou, Maria Martynova, Onur Özsoy, Natalia Gagarina, Luka Szucsich, & Artemis Alexiadou. (2022, February). More or less definite: How heritage speakers of Greek, Russian and Turkish in Germany and the US express (in)definiteness [Talk]. Illinois Language and Linguistics Society 14, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (online).

Email me for any of the slides of these or other talks.

Current projects

Maria Martynova, Onur Özsoy, Vasiliki Rizou, Artemis Alexiadou, Natalia Gagarina, & Luka Szucsich. (in prep). Definitely fewer determiners: (In)definiteness in heritage Greek, Russian and Turkish in Germany and the US.
Onur Özsoy, Büşra Çiçek, Zeynep Özal, Borbála Sallai, Natalia Gagarina, & Irina Sekerina. (in prep). Eye-tracking evidence for Turkish heritage speakers’ predictive use of case-marking in German and Turkish.
Onur Özsoy & Frederic Blum. (in prep). Individual variation in Turkish-German heritage speakers’ predictive use of case: Remote vs in-lab eye-tracking.
Onur Özsoy, Kateryna Iefremenko, & Christoph Schroeder. (in prep). Shifting clause-combining strategies in heritage Turkishes.
Onur Özsoy, Maria Martynova, Vasiliki Rizou, Daria Alkhimchenkova, Nina Bredereck, Büşra Çiçek, Zeynep Özal, Panagiota Papavasileiou, Gvantsa Rukhiashvili, Natalia Gagarina, Luka Szucsich, & Artemis Alexiadou. (in prep). Don’t drop it like it’s hot: Pro-drop realization in heritage Greek, Russian and Turkish.

What’s new?

Find me online at CogSci 2022 where Frederic Blum and I will present at the SPARK symposium on "A heritage speaker by any other name: Diversity in speech fluency".

Frederic Blum, Ivona Ilić and I started a podcast (called InterFacing Language) about syntax, semantics and other linguistic topics. Each episode, we interview a different linguist about their research and why it matters. Listen to all episodes of InterFacing Language here. We'll also start season 2 in autum. Stay tuned.

Write me if you're interested in my research, or anything else related to me. My email is onur.oezsoy@hu-berlin.de..

To my fellow students and aspiring linguists

If you're also a student and can't stop thinking about linguistics, feel cordially invited to join our open linguistics group which I'm the main organizer of. All info at www.klesekreis.de..

If you're a first-gen and/or BIPoC or student who's looking for support and networking, feel free to reach out anytime. We can talk and find helpful mentorship programs and scholarships for you. 

 

Here's a pic of me feasting on some delicious Çiğ Köfte (arguably the best and healthiest vegan fast food in the Mediterranean) in my parents' hometown (Şarkışla):

Onur posing with Çiğ Köfte Tweets by _Onurunki

Last updated: 4 May 2022. 

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