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 Hongyuan Dong on the web

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

My research interests also include the history of the Chinese language and the formation of Modern Standard Chinese.

You can also visit my work page here
Le mot existe à cause de l’idée. L’idée exprimée, le mot est oublié.—— Tchouang Tseu
Wovon man nicht sprechen kann, darüber muß man schweigen. —— Ludwig Wittgenstein
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