NUS Syntax/Semantics Lab

The Syntax/Semantics Lab at the National University of Singapore investigates linguistic theory through the study of languages of Singapore and Southeast Asia.



  • mitcho, PI
  • Kenyon Branan, postdoc
  • Tingchun (TC) Chen, postdoc
  • Keely New, RA

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Our work is supported by NUS and the Singapore Ministry of Education through the following grants, among others:

  • “Subjecthood in Southeast Asia: Description and theory” (MOE Tier 2, 2018–2021)
  • “Current Issues in Comparative Minimalist Syntax through Asian Perspectives” (MOE Tier 1, 2017–2018)
  • “Theory and variation in extraction marking and subject extraction asymmetries” (MOE Tier 1, 2017–2018)

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