Jianrong Yu (JR) 俞建戎

Ph.D. Linguistics (Arizona)


Photo Description: Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona


I am a linguist with broad interests in theoretical linguistics, specifically in semantics, syntax, morphology and how they interface with each other, exploring this broad question through the lens of verbal argument structure (broadly construed), degree constructions, and how their morphosyntax contributes to their semantic interpretation and vice versa. I was most recently a post-doctoral researcher at the Center for Research in Syntax, Semantics, and Phonology at KU Leuven in Belgium, working under the project Comparatives Under the Microscope. Previously, I split my time as a post-doctoral researcher at the Department of English Language and Literature at National University of Singapore, a part-time lecturer at Nanyang Technological University's Department of Linguistics and Multilingual Studies, and an adjunct lecturer at The University of Arizona's Department of Linguistics.

I received my B.A. and M.A. in English Language and Linguistics from the National University of Singapore and my Ph.D. in Linguistics from the Department of Linguistics at The University of Arizona in Tucson AZ. 


My most recently updated CV is available here.


Outside of linguistics, I enjoy various genres of photography, including travel, landscape, and street photography. All the pictures on this website come from my personal collection, which I amassed on my travels across the American southwest. I also enjoy rock-climbing, cooking, karaoke, and taking walks.

Last updated: 27 November 2023