Hi! I am Chaoyi Chen!

I’m a PhD candidate in the Rutgers Department of Linguistics. I am interested in Syntax, Semantics, and their interfaces.

My doctoral dissertation investigates the syntax and semantics of free relatives, co-supervised by Mark Baker and Yimei Xiang.
Other than free relatives, I am also interested in concessive scalar particles, verbal reduplications, limited ellipsis, null categories, and reflexives.

Recent activities:

2024, March 6-8. Null-operator-based free relatives: a case study on Mandarin free relatives. Poster presentation at GLOW-in-Asia XIV.

2023, May. I was awarded a 2023 Rutgers School of Arts and Sciences Award for Distinguished Contributions to Undergraduate Education.