Yixuan Yan [˥˩ji˥ɕɥæn ˧˥jæn]


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Hi! My name is Yixuan Yan (Pepper), a 2nd-year PhD student in UConn linguistics. Broadly I work on formal semantics/pragmatics and how they are acquired and processed. I am particularly interested in the modals, attitudes, conditionals and implicatures in Mandarin.

My current advisors are William Snyder and Magdalena Kaufmann; and I am part of the UConn Meaning Group, UConn Acqui-Lab, and UMass Acqui-Lab. I am also affiliated with the Linguistic Society of America (LSA) and Linguistic Society of Hong Kong (LSHK).

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