Zhuosi Luo 罗卓思

I (she/her/hers) am a rising fourth-year Ph.D. student in Theoretical Linguistics and Cognitive Science at Georgetown University.

As a theorist working on language, my research interests focus on (MP) syntax and (compositional&lexical) semantics, and their interfaces with (distributed) morphology, pragmatics, (OT) phonology and cognitive science. I used to work on cartography syntax when doing my MA degree. I believe interface study and interdisciplinary research could help deepen our understanding of language, which someday will help the theories meet the goal of ‘(beyond) explanatory adequacy’.

Advisors in Theoretical Linguistics: Paul Portner & Ruth Kramer Advisors in Cognitive Science: David Lightfoot & Elissa Newport

I mainly work on verbs, adjectives, classifiers and tones. The languages I study are mostly Asian languages including Teochew (Southern Min; ‘the living fossil of ancient Chinese’), Cantonese, Mandarin and Thai. I also enjoy insights from cross-linguistic comparisons with other language families. See more details in Research.

How to pronounce my name: [ʈʂuosɹ̩ luo]

Photo credit to 王希孟 (1096–1119)