Saurov Syed is in his final year of Ph.D in the Department of Linguistics at USC. His current research interests include the structure of nouns and noun phrases in Indo-Aryan languages, how information structure is encoded in macro and micro domains, and how language-change affects the grammaticalization of certain categories.
Saurov has been a Teaching Assistant for three different General Education classes at USC, namely In a Word, Language and Mind, and Language and Society. He loves teaching, and is constantly fascinated how he learns something new from his students every single time, even in matters that he thought he has mastered fully.
When he is not teaching, or thinking about how interesting the languages of the world are, you can find Saurov playing soccer at the Cromwell field!