I am a sixth year PhD student in linguistics at UCLA. I spend most of the time thinking about how sentences in human languages are put together and how that interacts with the meanings of them.
I develop syntactic theories through comparative studies on Chinese languages using original data from understudied non-standard varieties (e.g., Wuhu and Nanjing) of Mandarin. I have also worked on other Sinitic languages, including Cantonese and Shanghainese. I am equally interested in languages outside China and one language I have been working on is Dschang, a Grassfields language spoken in Cameroon.