Hello! I'm a third year Ph.D. candidate at Stanford Linguistics, advised by Dan Jurafsky. My primary research interests are in computational semantics, historical linguistics, and cognitive science.
Broadly speaking, I am interested in the cline from semantics to pragmatics: how meanings evolve over time due to their pragmatic contexts of use; how language is recruited for particular social contexts to achieve certain pragmatic effects; how word meanings can vary and be polysemous in regularly occurring ways.
More specifically, my goal is to develop models that can capture and analyze patterns of meaning change and variation, and to then interpret these patterns in terms of their social and cognitive implications. I am also interested in Chinese and Chinese linguistics, especially its compounds.
Feel free to reach out and connect over any of these topics!