Hongyuan Dong on the web
I am a linguist with a specialization in natural language 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 current project is the aspectual underspecification of adjectives in Mandarin. If I am not doing semantics, I like to read on analytical philosophy and figure out how to analyze ancient Chinese philosophy in such terms.
Feel free to explore around by clicking on one of the tabs on top. The blog is where I post my writings related to semantics and philosophy of language. Some of my papers can be found on the “papers” page. Currently I am also working on two book projects, which you are welcome to visit. I will post sample chapters and problems sets. Although I am too busy to read anything for leisure, I still find time to read something once in a while at least. You can see what I am reading on the “reading” page.
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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