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I am a PhD candidate in Computational Linguistics at the University of Washington.

My research uses computational and experimental methods to study how humans and artificial systems learn, represent, and process language, particularly crosslinguistic features. I am advised by Shane Steinert-Threlkeld in his lab, the Computation, Language, & Meaning Band of Researchers (CLMBR). I also work with Naja Ferjan Ramírez in the Language Development & Processing (LDP) Lab, founded by the late Akira Omaki, and collaborate frequently with Arto Anttila on the study of syntactic prosody.

Before pursuing a PhD, I earned a master's in Symbolic Systems at Stanford University and a bachelor's in Linguistics and Communication at the University of Washington.



Naomi Tachikawa Shapiro, Amandalynne Paullada, and Shane Steinert-Threlkeld. 2021. A multilabel approach to morphosyntactic probing. Findings of the Association for Computational Linguistics: EMNLP 2021, 4486–4524.

Naomi Tachikawa Shapiro, Daniel S. Hippe, and Naja Ferjan Ramírez. 2021. How chatty are daddies? An exploratory study of infants' language environments. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 64(8), 3242–3252.

Naomi Tachikawa Shapiro and Arto Anttila. 2021. On the phonology and semantics of deaccentuation. Proceedings of the 2020 Annual Meeting on Phonology (AMP).

Naja Ferjan Ramírez, Daniel S. Hippe, and Naomi Tachikawa Shapiro. 2021. Exposure to electronic media between 6 and 24 months of age: An exploratory study. Infant Behavior and Development, 63, 101549.

Arto Anttila, Tim Dozat, Daniel Galbraith, and Naomi Tachikawa Shapiro. 2020. Sentence stress in presidential speeches. In G. Kentner and J. Kremers (Eds.), Prosody in Syntactic Encoding (pp. 17–50). De Gruyter.

Arto Anttila and Naomi Tachikawa Shapiro. 2017. The interaction of stress and syllabification: Parallel or serial? Proceedings of the 34th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics (WCCFL), 52–61.

Naomi Tachikawa Shapiro. 2016. Splitting compounds with ngrams. Proceedings of the 26th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING), 630–640.


University of Washington
Instructor of Record, LING 599B Linguistics Proseminar (2021–22 Academic Year)
Lead Teaching Assistant, Department of Linguistics (2021–2022 Academic Year)
Instructor of Record, LING/CSE 472 Introduction to Computational Linguistics (Spring 2021)
Teaching Assistant, LING 200 Introduction to Linguistic Thought (Spring 2018, Spring 2020)

Girls Who Code
Lead instructor, Summer Immersion Program in Redmond, WA (Summer 2019)

Stanford University
Teaching assistant, SYMSYS 100 Minds and Machines (Autumn 2015)


CV.pdf — Updated 24 October 2022