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.


Michael Yoshitaka Erlewine (mitcho), PI

Zheng Shen
Zheng Shen

Henrison Hsieh Henrison Hsieh, postdoc

Anne Nguyen Anne Nguyen, postdoc

Joey Lim Joey Lim, RA

Meghan Lim Meghan Lim, RA

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

  • “The Architecture of Grammar and Discourse” (NUS Presidential Young Professorship research funds)
  • “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)