[ New ]: Check out my new book Semantics of Chinese Questions: An Interface Approach. For more info, click here.

[ New ]: The 2nd edition of my book A History of the Chinese Language (Routledge 2014) is officially in the works now. I am currently writing a completely updated manuscript. Stay tuned for more information.

I am a linguist with a specialization in semantics, with research focuses on the formal aspect of meaning. My research explores how languages differ in their surface forms but have common constraints at a deeper level. I have worked on the semantic properties of questions, focus, adjectives, and quantification.

For the past few years I have been exploring ways to combine formal semantics with historical linguistics in the new field called formal diachronic semantics. I have done research in the formal semantic analyses of grammaticalization paths of locative-to-aspect developments, and modes of lexical semantic change by using intensional logic.

You can visit my work page here.