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School of Languages, Linguistics and Film

Suzana Fong, PhD (MIT)

Lecturer in Linguistics

Email: s.fong@qmul.ac.uk
Room Number: ArtsOne 1.17B
Website: https://sites.google.com/view/sznfong
Office Hours: Mondays (10am-11:30am) and Tuesdays (2:30pm-4pm)

Profile

My research aims at explaining puzzles of linguistic variation, with the aim of refining and streamlining our current understanding of how grammar works, as well as uncovering new principles and grammatical restrictions. The data I work on usually comes from working with native consultants of understudied languages (e.g. Mongolian and Wolof). The puzzles I focus on are chosen based on how they challenge accepted principles or generalizations. More narrowly, I am drawn to nominal licensing and cross-clausal dependencies.

Teaching

LIN5217/LIN7206 - Introduction to Semantics (UG/PG)
LIN5213 - Syntax II (UG)
LIN7209 - Syntax (PG)

Research

Research Interests:

- Cross-clausal dependencies (e.g. hyperraising, control)
- Nominal licensing
Case theory and phenomena
Nonfinite clauses

 

Publications

For a list of publications, please see my website https://sites.google.com/view/sznfong.