Yenan Sun

Yenan Sun, University of Chicago

Department of Linguistics
University of Chicago
1115 E. 58th St.
Chicago, IL 60637 USA
Hello, I'm a third-year PhD student in Linguistics at the University of Chicago. Before pursing PhD studies, I completed my BA in Chinese Language and Literature at Nanjing University.

Research interests
semantics, syntax-semantics interface

Ongoing Projects
  • Focus particle 'only' in East Asian languages
  • Identity terms (e.g. same), equatives
  •       Two strategies of samenss in Mandarin
          The connection between same and equatives
          Why *(the) same
  • Quantification
          Mandarin mei with/without dou
  • Referentiality (definiteness, specificity, indexicals)
          The interaction between demonstratives and relative clauses in Mandarin
          Numerial yi 'one' as domain restrictor in Mandarin Chinese
  • Adjectives
          A DM analysis of reduplication in Mandarin adjectives
          The role of contextual-pragmatic information in speech perception