Zhuosi Luo 罗卓思

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

As a theorist working on language, my research interests focus on descriptively-adequate theoretical models of (MP) syntax and its interface with (compositional&lexical) semantics, (distributed) morphology, (OT) phonology and cognitive science. I used to work on cartography syntax (syntax-pragmatics interface) 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’.

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)