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Faruk Akkuş is an assistant professor of Linguistics. He received his PhD in Linguistics in 2021 from the University of Pennsylvania. His dissertation explores the syntactic and semantic properties of implicit arguments. He received his BA in Translation Studies from Boğaziçi University and MA in Linguistics from Yale University. 

His work is at the intersection of theoretical syntax and its interfaces with morphology and semantics, with a focus on endangered languages. He studies cross-dialectal variation in sentence structure, building primarily on data collected through fieldwork on underdocumented languages. He specializes in Arabic dialects - particularly the so-called peripheral varieties, Kurdish varieties and Turkish. He is originally from southeastern Turkey.