I am a first-year PhD student in the Department of Linguistics at Yale University. I study Syntax, Semantics and their interface. Cats are my favorite. I’m a Hongkonger.

What's new?

  • CanTONEse (Android/iOS) has recently been released!
    • It’s an app assisting second-language learning of Cantonese tones, jointly developed by Mei-ying KI, Yik-Po LAI & me for CUHK-CHLL.

Upcoming talks

2021, May 12-14. Concord as syntactic agreement: evidence from intervention effects. Poster at CGG-30, Universidad de Oviedo, Asturias (online).

2021, May 15-16. Invited talk about CanTONEse, an app for learning Cantonese tones. School of Cantonese Studies, EdUHK (online). [with Mei-ying KI & Yik-Po LAI]

2021, Jun 23-26. Differential metaphorization and grammaticalization: a case study of Chinese light verbs. RaAM-14, Vilnius, Lithuania.

2021, Jun 24-25. Converbs and adverbial clauses: a case study in Cantonese. NACCL-33, Uchicago (online).

2021, Jun 24-25. Separable verbs as partial deletion in Cantonese. NACCL-33, Uchicago (online). [with Sheila Shu-Laam CHAN & Tommy Tsz-Ming LEE]

2021, Jun 24-25. MSC variations in metaphorization among Pan-Chinese speech communities. NACCL-33, Uchicago (online). [with Benjamin K. TSOU]

2021, Aug 30-Sep 3. Differential metaphorization and grammaticalization in Chinese light verbs. SLE 2021, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (online). [with Benjamin K. TSOU]

Recent talks

2021, Apr. Two types of temporal adverbial clauses in Cantonese. Poster at WCCFL-39, UArizona (online). [poster] [handout]

2021, Mar. Universal concord as syntactic agreement. PLC-45, UPenn (online). [handout]

2021, Mar. Verbal “infixation” as partial deletion: a case in Cantonese verbs. PLC-45, UPenn (online). [with Sheila Shu-Laam CHAN & Tommy Tsz-Ming LEE] [handout] [slides]

2021, Mar. Two types of temporal adverbial clauses in Cantonese. BEAL-4, OSU (online). [handout]

2021, Mar. Deriving separable verbs in Cantonese. BEAL-4, OSU (online). [with Sheila Shu-Laam CHAN & Tommy Tsz-Ming LEE] [handout] [slides]

2021, Feb. Separable verbs, syllable deletion, and micro-variations. Phex-11, Sapporo University (online). [with Sheila Shu-Laam CHAN & Tommy Tsz-Ming LEE] [handout] [slides]