Yixuan Yan [˥˩ji˥ɕɥæn ˧˥jæn]
Work smart, and always curious about what you're working on.
Philosophical thinking is the best life.
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).