About me

I am a third-year PhD student at UConn Linguistics. My core research interest lies in natural language semantics and its neighboring fields, i.e. syntax-semantics, semantics-pragmatics and philosophy of language. I am also active in UConn Meaning Group and UConn Logic Group.

Recent and Upcoming

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  • August 6-9, 2019: Muyi Yang and I gave a talk “On the discourse dynamics of Exceptional what-Questions” at Glow in Asia 12 / SICOGG 22 @ Dongguk University, Korea.
  • May 16-18, 2019: I gave a talk “The structure of might-counterfactuals: a view from Japanese” at CLS 55.
  • April 6-7, 2019: I gave a talk “The structure of might-counterfactuals: a view from Japanese” at this year’s UConn Logic Group Workshop. The handout can be found in the website.
  • October 5-7, 2018: I presented a poster “Toward a unified analysis of Japanese evidential youda: a Causal Bayesian approach” (with Muyi Yang) at NELS 49.
  • July 27, 2018: I gave a talk “Toward a unified analysis of Japanese evidential youda: a Causal Bayesian approach” (with Muyi Yang) at Semantics Research Group in Tokyo.
  • July 2, 2018: I gave a talk on “Past-as-Past in Japanese counterfactuals” (with Stefan Kaufmann) @ Ritsumeikan, Kyoto.
  • June 28, 2018: Muyi Yang and I presented our work on Japanese accent shift at 記述研 (Kijutsu-ken) @ Kyoto University.
  • April 26-28, 2018: I gave a talk “Past-as-Past in Japanese counterfactuals” (with Stefan Kaufmann) at CLS 54. The slides are here.
  • December 2017: I gave a talk “A new unified account of Japanese passives: the origin of affectedness” at UConn Linguistics Graduate Roundtable (ULGR VII)
  • December 2017: “Constraints on contrast sluicing” (with Michael Yoshitaka Erlewine) appeared in Japanese/Korean Linguistics 24, published by CSLI