Austin Kraft Receives Fulbright Award to Conduct Language Research

Austin Kraft, a ’20 graduate with majors in Mathematics and Linguistics, was offered a Fulbright Award to travel to Indonesia to conduct a comparative study of grammatical binding in three Indonesian languages. Working with Professor Yanti at Universitas Katolik Indonesia Atma Jaya, Austin will conduct fieldwork at three different locations on the islands of Java and Borneo to elicit and document native speakers' binding patterns. He has previously studied Indonesian with a Critical Language Scholarship in the summer of 2018 and has completed research with Professor Hooi Ling Soh at the University of Minnesota. After his Fulbright year, he plans to complete a PhD in Computational Linguistics.