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Aarati Joshi

M.Sc. Student | Universität Potsdam

Aarati (or simply Ari) is a student and an aspiring researcher in linguistics. Having entered the field through a degree in applied linguistics and language acquisition from the University of Oxford, she is now in Germany catching up with theoretical linguistics and experimental methods. While she is primarily interested in psycholinguistics, she has recently taken a fancy to computation and natural language processing. She also has an inclination to work where language meets socio-economic development and has written her M.Sc. dissertation on the educational impact of medium-of-instruction policies in low- and middle-income regions of the world. 


Ari particularly enjoys being on the move to explore new languages and locations whenever possible. She graduated with a B.A. in literary studies from Goa, India, a year of which was spent at the Universidade do Porto in Portugal, focusing on modernist Anglo-American literature and French linguistics. She also studied Japanese language and culture at Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan, on a scholarship from the Japanese Government. She finds great pleasure in reading (and accumulating) paperbacks, framing pretty colours and buildings with her camera, and getting excited about random factoids all day long.