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I am a fourth-year PhD student 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. I work with Shane Steinert-Threlkeld in the Computation, Language, & Meaning Band of Researchers and Naja Ferjan Ramírez in the Language Development & Processing Lab, founded by the late Akira Omaki. I also collaborate frequently with Arto Anttila, applying computational methods to 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, Daniel S. Hippe, and Naja Ferjan Ramírez. In press. How chatty are daddies? An exploratory study of infants' language environments. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research.

Naomi Tachikawa Shapiro, Amandalynne Paullada, and Shane Steinert-Threlkeld. 2021. A multilabel approach to morphosyntactic probing. arXiv:2104.08464.

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, special issue of Linguistische Arbeiten.

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/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 20 April 2021