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verazu@nyu.edu

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About Me

I am an ABD at Department of Linguistics, New York University. My primary research interest is the syntax-semantics interface, specifically how structure and interpretation are related, and what principles of syntactic organization and semantic interpretation are needed to analyze a variety of (sometimes little understood) linguistic phenomena. My interest in the mapping between form and meaning also leads me to morphology and neurolinguistics.

I have been doing fieldwork on various Tibeto-Burman languages since 2007.

My advisor is Anna Szabolcsi.


Vera Zu

New York University

Research

(For a full list of publications, see my CV.)

Journal Papers

In Press
Blocking and Paradigm Gaps. Morphology. Co-authored with Itamar Kastner. [preprint]
2014
Quantifier words and their multi-functional(?) parts. Language and Linguistics 15(1):115-155. Co-authored with Anna Szabolcsi and James Whang. [paper]

Proceeding Papers

2016
Competition and obviation from French to Newari Proceedings of the 46th annual meeting of the North East Linguistics Society. 329--342. [paper]
2015
A two-tiered theory of the discourse. Proceedings of the Poster Session of the 33rd West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics. 151--160. [paper]
2015
Probing for conversation participants: The case of Jingpo. Proceedings of The 49th Annual Regional Meeting of Chicago Linguistic Society 49(1). 379--389. [preprint]
2009
The interweaving of DPs and CPs: Evidence from Jingpo. Current Issues in Linguistic Interfaces: Proceedings of The 2009 Seoul International Conference on Linguistic Interfaces. [email to request a draft]

Manuscripts

2014
Word order and the typology of non-local dependencies. Qualifying Paper. [email to request a draft]
2013
Composing meaning morpheme by morpheme: An MEG investigation into across-word and within-word composition. Qualifying Paper. [email to request a draft]

Teaching

Summer 2015
Language (Undergrad intro to linguistics for all majors), co-taught with Sonia Kasyanenko. Here is a sample syllabus.
Spring 2014
Grammatical Analysis (Undergrad intro to syntax for ling majors), TA for Mark Baltin. Responsible for teaching a weekly recitation, grading, and holding office hours
Spring 2013
Language (Undergrad intro to linguistics for all majors), TA for Anna Szabolcsi. Responsible for teaching a weekly recitation, grading, holding office hours, and giving a guest lecture on parameters

Education

2018 (expected)
PhD in Linguistics, New York University
2011
M.Phil in Linguistics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
2006
BA in English, Xi'an International Studies University