Michael Yoshitaka Erlewine mitcho Singapore Assistant Professor National University of Singapore.

Hello!

I am an Assistant Professor (Presidential Young Professor) in Linguistics at the National University of Singapore (Department of English Language & Literature). I received my Ph.D. from MIT Linguistics in 2014. My lab investigates the structure of sentences (syntax) and how these structures map to meaning (semantics). Much of our work is based on fieldwork on understudied languages, especially of Southeast Asia. I serve as Associate Editor at Glossa and on the Editorial Boards of Natural Language & Linguistic Theory and Journal of East Asian Linguistics.

Areas of interest

  • syntax and semantics of focus, movement, and scope-taking
  • Alternative Semantics: focus, questions, wh-quantification, QUDs, disjunction
  • the syntax of movement, case, and agreement

My work has investigated:

See the Projects page for descriptions of projects and downloadable papers.

Next semester (AY2020–21 Sem 1)

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